What happened

An incident on a barge traveling from Honolulu resulted in 21 containers falling overboard as the vessel approached Hilo Bay on June 22, 2020.  No employees were injured in this incident.  No hazardous materials were contained in any of the containers that went overboard.


How we’re resolving the issue

Young Brothers secured a third-party to conduct an independent investigation, and we are working closely with state and federal authorities to determine the cause of the accident.  We engaged a salvage company to assist with removing the damaged containers remaining on the impacted barge.


How we’re moving forward

We take seriously our responsibility to safely transport our customers’ cargo.  We are doing everything we can to determine why this unfortunate incident occurred and what steps are required to prevent it from happening in the future. We will keep you informed with more details as they become available, and we appreciate your support and understanding.


Latest Updates

As of June 25, 2020, 16 units have been safely removed from the barge.


Resources for Impacted Customers

Should there be a need to file a claim, please follow visit our Marine Cargo Insurance section of our website, where you will find instructions, claims forms, and contact information to AON, our claims administrator.


Sailing Schedule Between Honolulu and Hawai‘i Island

Our sailing schedule for all islands, especially between Honolulu and Hilo ports, remains intact and unchanged.  Below is the sailing schedule for barges leaving Honolulu to Hawai‘i Island and from Hawai’i Island to Honolulu for the balance of this week and the beginning of next week.

Monday, June 29, 2020 – Hilo to Honolulu/Honolulu to Kawaihae

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – Kawaihae to Honolulu

Thursday, July 2, 2020 – Honolulu to Kawaihae

*Friday, July 3, 2020 – Kawaihae to Honolulu

*Saturday, July 4, 2020 – Honolulu to Hilo

Monday, July 6, 2020 – Hilo to Honolulu/Honolulu to Kawaihae

*There are no changes to sailing schedule due to the Independence Day Holiday Schedule.

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