Matson and Tugs

Mahimahi departing. With Foss tugs Freedom and Pi‘ilani.


Getting pushy. Freedom versus Mikioi.

pushing contest





Miki Hana:

Miki Hana

Maunawili arriving. With Mikioi:




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


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.

Very Much Appreciated!

After a few rough weeks, it was wonderful to be allowed to tag along with Captain Enos on the Horizon Reliance job. There is nothing like being out on the water.

On board Honolulu:

Capt Enos on Honolulu

Horizon Reliance:

Horizon Reliance

I love the lines of these old LASH ships!


sunset Piilani



P & R boats in the harbor:

P&R boats

Horizon Reliance turning in the basin:

Horizon Reliance turning basin

The Admiral’s Barge (from Pearl Harbor) hauled out on PSI’s dry dock:

Admiral's Barge hauled out

Had a rough week too?

long day

Thanks to Captain Ed Enos and Paul. Feel much better.

Holiday at the Harbor

Pasha’s Jean Anne at Pier 1:

Jean Anne bow

Jean Anne

BBC Ursa leaving Pier 2, Mikioi assisting:

BBC Ursa

Making sure the pilot ladder is secure:

pilot ladder

Cutting speed due to sailboat crossing the channel:

BBC Ursa slowing for sailboat

Mahalo to Captains Brown and Hopkins! Special thanks to Paul.

Arrivals In the Harbor

While it’s interesting to see new or different ships, it’s always good to see “old friends.”

Just arrived, Maunawili:


Waiting for the pilot:

Maunawili stern

Horizon Reliance passing by, headed to her pier:

Horizon Reliance

Waiting for the pilot again:

view from Honolulu

Maunawili and cranes silhouetted against the sky:

Maunawili sunset

Mahalo to Captains Collins and Demuth. Special thanks to Paul.

Out to Manulani

Captain Ed Enos capturing some video:

Capt Enos video

On the port side of Manulani, approaching the pilot ladder:


Starts with an M…Mostly

Mikioi and Pi‘ilani with Manoa:

Mikioi and Piilani with Manoa



Pilot boat Kawika passing by Pi‘ilani at work:

Marguerite Kawika and Piilani

Majestic, Atlantis’ boxy new boat:


Not as cool looking as the Navatek.