Things were looking really scary for a while with hurricanes Madeline and Lester headed for Hawai‘i. Fortunately, Madeline turned to the south and Lester to the north of the islands. Whew!
Due to the hurricane threat, there was no harbor traffic in the morning, but things picked up in the afternoon after it became clear Lester was moving away from O‘ahu.
Kinei Maru No. 83 arriving at Pier 9:
Crew handling mooring lines at the bow:
Tug Hawaii and barge Capella with Pi‘ilani assisting:
Tanker Ross Sea heading to the offshore anchorage:
Ross Sea draft marks:
View from offshore:
Back in the harbor with another tanker, St. Joseph:
Mikioi at the bow:
St. Joseph tying up at Pier 51:
Salishan with Matson barge Mauna Loa:
Job done. Mikioi headed back.
Mahalo to Captains Enos, Hopkins, and Demuth. Special thanks to Paul.