Matson lays out timeline of massive molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor


Nearly a week after a massive molasses spill entered Honolulu Harbor, the company responsible for the incident laid out a timeline of events at a press conference on Saturday.

  • Saturday 6:00 p.m. – SS Maui Matson ship arrives
  • Saturday 6:30 p.m. – Pumping of molasses begins
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – Molasses transfer complete, no indication of problems
  • Monday 7:00 a.m. – Reports of unusual substance in the water
  • Monday afternoon – Environmental response contractor arrives on scene for inspections
  • Tuesday mid-day – leak discovered

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