Over a dozen environemental protestors on surfboards tried to stop the second voyage of the first ever passenger ferry service, Hawaii Superferry. The inter-island ferry that makes daily runs between the Hawaiian Islands made its first voyage a few days ahead of schedule and offers service for only $5. On both trips, over 500 people and 150 cars were loaded onto the ship. Attorneys for the environmental organizations are trying to stop the ferry from doing business until environmental studies are completed.
The protesters and environmentalists argue that the ferry's plan to ply 400 miles of Hawaii waters each day endangers whales, threatens to spread invasive species and will worsen traffic and pollution.