Pasha Hawaii shipping line, which usually plies routes between the islands and the US mainland, is providing one of its vessels to help in the Puerto Rico relief effort.
The ship Horizon Spirit will be used to ship hundreds of containers from Long Beach, California, to the Caribbean island that was so devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Its cargo will be 15 million bottles of water and the route will entail a traversal of the Panama Canal.
Lipsey Mountain Spring Water is providing the bottled water.
The Horizon Spirit is usually a reserve ship for Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii’s routes from the islands to the mainland.
That means it was already Jones Act compliant.
Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii is a subsidiary of the global logistics firm The Pasha group of San Ramon, California.
In 2015 Pasha Group bought Horizon Lines’ Hawaii interests for $141.5 million.