Yet More Cars

Elegant Ace arriving:

Elegant Ace

Stern and ramp detail:

Elegant Ace stern and ramp

Pi‘ilani:

Pi‘ilani

Noke:

Noke

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Relaxing Saturday

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a nice, carefree Saturday. Usually, there’s something I need to attend to or think about. It was great walking around, enjoying the sun and decent trades.

I spent most of the morning and early afternoon at the harbor (where else).

Westerdam was at Pier 10/11. Rat guards:

Westerdam rat guards

Hoku Ke‘a arrived with a barge (not pictured):

Hoku Ke‘a

Torm Kansas:

Torm Kansas

If you are not sure what company the ship belongs to:

TORM

Mamo:

Mamo

More cars! Pacific Highway:

Pacific Highway

Pacific Highway detail

Part of ramp and some crew members:

Pacific Highway ramp and crew

Bunker barge Ne‘ena being moved from Westerdam over to Pride of America by Namahoe:

Ne‘ena

American Contender hauling a barge…

American Contender

…full of stuff (gravel, rocks, and machinery)

barge with stuff

Namahoe all pau until it’s time to move Ne‘ena again:

Namahoe

Salishan with Matson crane barge Mauna Loa:

Salishan

Before I left the Aloha Tower area, I walked over to Pier 7 to check on things. The state has posted guards to keep people off the pier since it impounded Falls of Clyde, so not able to get too close.

Kulamanu (ex-Rella Mae), another one of the ships being pressured to leave the harbor by the state. Portholes and viewing windows being boarded up with plywood. Hum of engine (or generator).

Kulamanu

Said hello to my old friend. A zebra dove sitting in the top band of the bowsprit cap:

dove on bowsprit

It’s all very sad.

Genius Highway

Car carriers are pretty ugly. These grey ones are the worst. Boring. Too bad they can’t paint them interesting colors.

Genius Highway

Kawika (Hi Paul!):

Kawika

Mikioi just passing by:

Mikioi passing by

crew

Genius Highway stern view

Nippon Maru

I took the morning off from work to watch the arrival of Nippon Maru. I got to the harbor shortly after sunrise. I love the light at that time of day.

Paradise Ace:

Paradise Ace

Harbour Loyalty and Tacoma Trader:

Harbour Loyalty Tacoma Trader

Mokihana arriving:

sunrise Mokihana

Mamo at the bow:

Mamo Nippon Maru bow

Looking along the hull from Pi‘ilani:

along the hull

Aloha Tower from alongside Pier 10:

Aloha Tower Pier 10

Kawika passing by, waiting for the pilot:

Kawika

Getting the line back:

line back

I like how the shape of the building echoes the masts:

Nippon Maru and buildings

From Nippon Maru it was over to Paradise Ace:

in the shadow of Paradise Ace

Scuppers:

Paradise Ace scuppers

Paradise Ace departing

Another view of Nippon Maru dwarfed by the buildings of downtown Honolulu:

Nippon Maru downtown buildings

Mahalo to Rick Wilson and Michael MacDonald. Special thanks to Captain Kahoekapu.

Divine Ace and Noordam

Divine Ace a little ahead of schedule. I made it just in time to get some shots before she left the harbor.

Divine Ace

Noordam heaving line stuck:

stuck

Rat guards:

Noordam rat guards

Crew member adjusting rat guards:

Noordam adjusting rat guards

Noordam bow:

Noordam bow

A group of crocodile needlefish hanging around:

crocodile needlefish friends

A Variety of Ships Today

More cars. Opal Ace:

Opal Ace

Opal Ace stern

Cool to see Lihue in service. She’s been laid up in the San Francisco area for the past few years:

Lihue

Lihue bow

Lihue port stack

Lihue leaving

Leaving the harbor with Maui waiting off shore:

needs adjusting

(Puff! Still having a bit of a problem there.)

Tacoma Trader:

Tacoma Trader

Tira Lani:

Tira Lani Tacoma Trader

Mahalo to Captain Demuth. Special thanks to Paul.