Various Things – Small and Large

While waiting for Legend of the Seas to leave, I was looking at the rocks around where I was sitting (that’s the closest I got to the beach today).

Found a sea urchin test:

sea urchin test

Lots of pipipi:

pipipi

I’m not a big fan of modern cruise ships, but variety is good.

Legend of the Seas:

Legend of the Seas

Unusual to see a fishing boat with a sailboat rig. Ka Imi Kai:

Ka Imi Kai

Old workhorse, Matsonia:

Matsonia

Another old workhorse, Horizon Consumer:

Horizon Consumer

Pasha Hawaii containers at Young Brothers pier:

Pasha Hawaii containers

Kaiwo Maru Departure

More photos of Kaiwo Maru!

Pi‘ilani arriving at the stern of the ship (check out the new paint job):

Pi‘ilani

Pilot boat Honolulu next to Pi‘ilani, chatting while waiting:

waiting

Hello again Captain Kahoekapu!

Captain Kahoekapu

Pulling the ship away from the pier:

Kaiwo Maru away from pier

Manning the yards:

Kaiwo Maru yards manned

Passing Ile de Sein:

Kaiwo Maru passing Ile de Sein

Mikioi at the bow:

Mikioi

Mikioi and Kaiwo Maru

Setting up the pilot ladder:

setting up the pilot ladder

View from Honolulu along Kaiwo Maru’s hull:

view from Honolulu

Another lovely day!

Mahalo to Captain Tom Collins and Captain Fikes Mauia! Special thanks to Paul.

Moku Pahu

A rare appearance in Honolulu Harbor! She usually sails between Kahului, Maui and the Bay Area. I first saw her last year while I was visiting San Francisco.

Moku Pahu is the “tug end” of a particular configuration known as an integrated tug and barge. The barge is called HSTC 1.

Moku Pahu

Detail:

Moku Pahu detail

Event Photography is…Hard

Mad props to my colleagues at work who have the task of photographing various events.

I was asked to take photos during the Dave Lyman Memorial Scholarship Fundraising Event.

Table set ups and guests arriving:

tables and guest arriving

I’m not a pro, so I was definitely way out of my element. I think I’d better stick to candids of ships! :P

On Board Pi‘ilani – Kaiwo Maru Job

This past week was a busy one, but much better than the last.

I had a lot of fun on Tuesday! The Japanese training ship Kaiwo Maru moved from the offshore anchorage to Pier 11. I had a good view of all the action from the Foss tug, Pi‘ilani.

Before leaving the pier, I asked if I could have a look at the engine room. Pretty cool!

One of the engines:

one of Pi'ilani's engines

Another photo of Ile de Sein, as we headed out:

Ile de Sein by Aloha Tower

One couldn’t have asked for a nicer day!

Approaching the anchorage:

Kaiwo Maru offshore anchorage

Pilot boat Honolulu, heading back to the harbor after taking the pilot, Captain Ed Enos, out to the ship:

Honolulu

What a lovely sight!

Kaiwo Maru offshore

Raising the anchor:

Kaiwo Maru raising anchor

Heading to the harbor:

Kaiwo Maru with Diamond Head

like a post card

headed toward the harbor

Kaiwo Maru stern

Emory Carrick heaving a line up to the Kaiwo Maru crew:

throwing line

Some of the Ile de Sein crew having a look at the ship:

watching from Ile de Sein

Mikioi, the other tug assisting the ship:

Mikioi

I’ve always been interested in what people come up with in the way of chafing gear.

I was pleased to see a design similar to a couple I made for Falls of Clyde:

chafing gear

An old work in progress photo of one of my projects:

chafing gear in progress

(I really miss doing this sort of stuff. :( )

Adjusting mooring lines and putting chafing gear in place:

adjusting lines and chafing gear

Wrapping the line around the bitts:

line around the bitts

Not the best photo, but it shows a mooring line stopper in use:

mooring line stopper

Finally, putting rat guards on the lines:

Kaiwo Maru rat guard

A big mahalo to Michael MacDonald, Rick Wilson, and Whit Olson of Foss Maritime/Young Brothers! Special thanks to Captain Kamaile Kahoekapu and Emory Carrick.

The Drama Continues

I burned my bridges. Little did I know the drama would continue even after taking such drastic measures.

This past week was a tough one. Not only was I involved in a Falls of Clyde related issue that I did not want to be sucked into, but I found myself communicating with folks who contacted me because they are concerned about the fate of the ship.

To add to that, I was just emotionally and mentally drained and there were a few things that happened that just made me even unhappier.

Anyway, it was not good.

Despite this, there were bright spots: Random chats with friendly strangers, a very nice Facebook message from someone I respect a great deal, and moral support from good friends.