Checking Out Pacific Tracker and Other Things

Down at the harbor to watch Pacific Tracker depart from Pier 10.

Pilot arriving:

Kawika approaching

I was invited to ride along on the pilot boat for the job. 🙂 We took a short spin around the harbor while waiting for the ship to unmoor.

Stern view of Kulamanu:

Kulamanu

Graphic on USCGC Kukui’s buoy crane:

Kukui detail

PSI’s larger dry dock, Kapilipono, still down:

PSI drydock down

Bridle chain marks on Hilo Bay:

Hilo Bay chain marks

The harbor water was a rather ugly brown color due to rainwater runoff:

brown water runoff

Tacoma Trader:

Tacoma Trader

The resident female ‘iwa:

iwa

Pacific Tracker:

Pacific Tracker

Pacific Tracker headed out

Pi‘ilani (Captain Schade):

Pi‘ilani

Mikioi:

Mikioi

Pi‘ilani at Pacific Tracker’s bow:

Pacific Tracker Pi‘ilani

Captain Tom Heberle disembarking:

Capt Heberle

Mahalo to Captain Heberle and Paul. 🙂

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