Mahimahi departing. With Foss tugs Freedom and Pi‘ilani.
Getting pushy. Freedom versus Mikioi.
Maunawili arriving. With Mikioi:
A cloudy/rainy morning at the harbor.
Mare Fox at Pier 1:
A bit too far away for good photos, but nice to see two ‘iwa flying around:
Barge Hilo Bay and tugs Capt Les Easom and Salishan:
Mikioi and Pi‘ilani headed out to assist Manoa:
The reality of the port side of Falls of Clyde. Spot the ‘a‘ama (Thin-shelled rock crab):
Kulamanu (ex-Rella Mae) detail:
The Kulamanu is another ship being forced out of the harbor.
One of the Tiger tugs now in Foss livery as Freedom:
Admiral’s Barge still hauled out, but looking good:
Mahalo to Paul and Captain Collins.
There was an interesting mix of ships to see at the harbor today.
Balao at Pier 1:
Matson Navigator along with Sause Bros. tugs Henry Sr. and Capt Les Easom:
Interesting SWATH vessel, Susitna, on a barge on the way to the Philippines:
Chinese bulk cargo ship, Rui An Cheng:
Crew standing by:
Pi‘ilani working at the stern:
Mikioi at the bow:
Splash! Testing the anchor:
Setting up rat guards:
Next job, Matson arrival. Mikioi with Mahimahi:
Mahimahi backing down the channel with assistance from Mikioi and Pi‘ilani:
Hello to new and old friends from McCabe, Hamilton & Renny. Always fun talking with you guys.
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:
Hoku Ke‘a arrived with a barge (not pictured):
If you are not sure what company the ship belongs to:
More cars! Pacific Highway:
Part of ramp and some crew members:
Bunker barge Ne‘ena being moved from Westerdam over to Pride of America by Namahoe:
American Contender hauling a barge…
…full of stuff (gravel, rocks, and machinery)
Namahoe all pau until it’s time to move Ne‘ena again:
Salishan with Matson crane barge Mauna Loa:
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).
Said hello to my old friend. A zebra dove sitting in the top band of the bowsprit cap:
It’s all very sad.
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.
After spending most of the weekend in front of my computer, I took a few hours off to get some fresh air.
Poor Falls of Clyde…in limbo. So very depressing. Impounded by the state but still owned by the Friends of Falls of Clyde. I guess the powers that be don’t mind that their names will go down in maritime history as the “bad guys.”
Too bad that it’s only money that talks. History’s voice is silenced by greed.
One bright spot in all of this is that I’ve made some new friends. People who understand and care about the fate of ships like FOC.
Maunawili and tug Hoku Ke‘a:
Horizon Reliance assisted by Mikioi and Pi‘ilani:
Mana‘o approaching Pier 9 to pick up some folks:
Horizon Reliance‘s distinctive stern: