Setting up the gangway:
Pilot boat Honolulu:
Down at the harbor to watch Pacific Tracker depart from Pier 10.
I was invited to ride along on the pilot boat for the job. :) We took a short spin around the harbor while waiting for the ship to unmoor.
Stern view of Kulamanu:
Graphic on USCGC Kukui’s buoy crane:
PSI’s larger dry dock, Kapilipono, still down:
Bridle chain marks on Hilo Bay:
The harbor water was a rather ugly brown color due to rainwater runoff:
The resident female ‘iwa:
Pi‘ilani at Pacific Tracker’s bow:
Captain Tom Heberle disembarking:
Mahalo to Captain Heberle and Paul. :)
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: