Sound off for National Maritime Day activities take place May 18-22

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Harbors News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the public of National Maritime Day activities planned for Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22. National Maritime Day commemorates the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with steam propulsion on May 22, 1819. National Maritime Day also serves as a reminder of the importance of harbors and the maritime industry, especially for the State of Hawaii.

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the hard work of shippers, stevedores, and other essential harbors workers in maintaining our vital supply chains, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is encouraging all those in maritime to sound off every day at noon between May 18 – 22.

HDOT Harbors Division is providing this notice to the public so that no one is alarmed by the anticipated sounds of horns and whistles at Hawaii Ports. HDOT also encourages Hawaii residents to thank those they know working in the maritime industry for continuing the flow of essential supplies during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

More information on National Maritime Day can be found at: