Divine Ace a little ahead of schedule. I made it just in time to get some shots before she left the harbor.
Noordam heaving line stuck:
Crew member adjusting rat guards:
A group of crocodile needlefish hanging around:
I did a search of my photos and found that I didn’t have any pictures of Riasu Maru. So it was off to the harbor this morning…
Kokua with Haleakala:
After the terrible weather we’ve been having (and the tsunami scare), one would think there would be a work party on board Falls of Clyde checking on things and taking advantage of the nice weather. I guess not. Sadly, I’m not surprised. It’s freaking depressing. Poor girl…slowly dying from neglect.
She’s also listing slightly to port and is a little bit down by the stern. Does anyone care? Hello Friends of Falls of Clyde?
Riasu Maru approaching Pier 9:
Throwing a heaving line:
The pilot on board Riasu Maru, Captain Sinclair Brown:
Returning a heaving line:
I had a nice chat with this gentleman. He used to be an agent and was just helping out this morning. As usual, I wasn’t thinking and neglected to get his name.
Hoku Loa and what looks like a submarine in the distance:
Captain Brown heading off on Kawika:
The afternoon off from work was spent at the harbor taking photos of the Italian Suezmax tanker, Mare Picenum (Picenum is a former region of Italy).
These big tankers are just amazing. The ship was light, so more of her hull was exposed, which made her that much more impressive. I wasn’t the only one fascinated by her. A number of people stopped to watch as she entered the harbor and made her way to Pier 10.
Name in Times Bold (graphic designer geek time):
Bulbous bow detail:
One of my friends pointed out that this was a photobomb. Indeed! That’s Captain Ed Enos (Pilot 16) on board the pilot boat Honolulu. 😀 He was shooting photos/video of the ship as well. If you are on Instagram, check out his images @hicapted.
Some of the crew:
Various fender and bumper patterns on the hull:
An unhappy encounter with something:
Ready with the heaving line:
The pilot, Captain Steve Baker, on the bridge wing:
Bulkhead and scupper:
Pi‘ilani (one of the three Foss tugs assisting the ship)…waiting for the line:
Almost ready to go:
Anchor wash still going: