Lucky

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:

Kinei Maru No

Crew handling mooring lines at the bow:

mooring lines

Tug Hawaii and barge Capella with Pi‘ilani assisting:

Hawaii and Piilani with barge

Tanker Ross Sea heading to the offshore anchorage:

Ross Sea

Ross Sea bow

Ross Sea draft marks:

Ross Sea draft marks

View from offshore:

view from offshore

Back in the harbor with another tanker, St. Joseph:

St Joseph Mikioi

Mikioi at the bow:

Mikioi St Joseph

Pi‘ilani:

Piilani St Joseph

St. Joseph tying up at Pier 51:

St Joseph at pier

Salishan with Matson barge Mauna Loa:

Salishan with Mauna Loa

Job done. Mikioi headed back.

Mikioi job done

Mahalo to Captains Enos, Hopkins, and Demuth. Special thanks to Paul.

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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

Beautiful Day

It was such a lovely day that any thoughts of going to the office vanished once I stepped out of the house.

Manuokekai:

Manuokekai

Foss tugs were helping out with fuel barges today.

Mikioi with Ne‘ena before the the barge was towed out of the harbor by Namahoe (hidden behind the barge):

Mikioi helping out with Ne‘ena

Mamo with Alaska Mariner and barge Capella moving to Pier 1:

Mamo assisting with Capella

Nice to see Eleu!

Eleu

Splendid Ace:

Splendid Ace

(Check out the difference in size between Eleu and Mikioi)

Splendid Ace crew:

Splendid Ace crew

Alaska Mariner is a smart-looking tug:

Alaska Mariner

Manukai:

Manukai

I posted a picture of Fortuna a little while back. Here’s another one:

Fortuna

I’ve been keeping an eye on her. Maybe the State should as well? It would be pretty pathetic if she ends up like Judy K.

The waterfront mix of the day:

waterfront mix

(Matson barge Haleakala, Alaska Mariner, Grand Princess)

Harbor Primaries

Miki Hana:

Miki Hana

Panthera:

Panthera

Mamo with Panthera:

Mamo

American Contender:

American Contender

American Emerald fenders:

American Emerald tire fenders

Nunui stern detail:

Nunui detail

Judy K and Fortuna:

Judy K and Fortuna

Sights along the way:

old power

tank steps

rain puddles

Manoa’s stack:

stack reflection

Bright car:

primary car

Happy Day!

With the sun comes another opportunity. And a much better one, at that!

I found out that Valrossa was leaving this morning, rather than last night. So, I got my photos after all.

Valrossa

Valrossa bow

Valrossa stern

I was surprised to see the new pilot boat, Puakea, in use. She’s cute!

Puakea

Marine debris being collected:

collecting marine debris

Fishing boat St. Damien:

St Damien

The water in the harbor was back to its normal, calm state.

Here is the wall at the end of Pier 7 for comparison with the photo from Saturday:

back to normal

Part of Kulamanu’s boat is now in the water:

boat needs help

How long before it breaks loose and becomes a hazard?

Niolo with barge Noa:

Niolo with Noa

One of these tugs does not belong:

one does not belong

It’s Noke:

Noke with Horizon Enterprise

Pi‘ilani at the stern of Horizon Enterprise:

Piilani with Horizon Enterprise

Horizon Enterprise headed to the Horizon Lines terminal:

Horizon Enterprise stern

American Emerald’s hull and bumper detail:

American Emerald hull and bumper detail

Nunui’s deck:

Nunui deck

Tugs and Fishing Boats…Mostly

Cargo ship Kwai:

Kwai

Nunui with a bone in her teeth:

Nunui

Noke:

Noke

Mamo and Tira Lani:

Mamo and Tira Lani

Miki Hana:

Miki Hana

A bunch of crocodile needlefish:

bunch of needlefish

There were about a dozen total. That’s the first time I’ve seen so many of that size in one place.

Capt Kevin

Capt Kevin

Lady Christine I:

Lady Christine I

St. Martin:

St. Martin

Judy K still down:

Judy K still down

Long line fishing spool detail:

longline fishing spool

Mokihana lifeboat drill:

Mokihana lifeboat