Fanfare, Cattleya Ace, and Tugs

Another morning at the harbor😀

Canoes crossing the channel:

canoes crossing channel

Namahoe after hauling fuel barge over to Pride of America:

Namahoe

Reflection on hull of Fanfare:

Fanfare reflection on hull

Finally leaving after spending a week in the harbor:

Fanfare leaving

Cattleya Ace also ready to leave:

Cattleya Ace

Malama being hauled out:

Malama in dry dock

Tira Lani arriving alongside Cattleya Ace:

Tira Lani

Mamo Tira Lani Cattleya Ace

Old line recycled as chafing gear:

Cattleya Ace chafing gear

Captain Brown and Cattleya Ace crew members:

Capt Brown Cattleya Ace

Ocean Pathfinder:

Ocean Pathfinder

Last, but not least, the very cute Weeks tug, Roberta G.

Roberta G

Mahalo to Captains Dorflinger and Brown. Thanks to Paul.

Fanfare…Mostly

I arrived at the harbor to catch the departure of Sichem Edinburgh and was surprised and very pleased to find Fanfare tied up at Pier 9. Honolulu was an unscheduled stop due to engine problems.

Fanfare name

The nice thing about having the ship at Pier 9 is the chance to have a good look at her.

Rat guards!

Fanfare rat guard 1

Fanfare rat guard

Bulbous bow marking:

Fanfare bulbous bow graphic

Lots of cool textures:

Fanfare draft marks

Fanfare hull texture 1

Fanfare hull texture

While I was checking out the hull, I was invited by Captain Enos to go out on the pilot boat for the Sichem Edinburgh job.😀

Stern view of Fanfare while heading over to Sichem Edinburgh:

Fanfare stern

Mamo assisting:

Mamo Sichem Edinburgh

Job done, Captain Enos disembarks:

Capt Enos

Bye!

Sichem Edinburgh

Nunui with a bone in her teeth:

Nunui

Some of the HART train components at Pier 1:

HART train bits

Fanfare:

Fanfare

I was also allowed to go out on the B. Sky job.

Alongside B. Sky at the pier with Hilo Bay astern of her:

alongside B. Sky with Hilo Bay

Hoku Loa:

Hoku Loa

Mamo assisting with Kukahi:

Mamo Kukahi

Back to Fanfare!

Lifeboat:

Fanfare lifeboat

More hull textures:

Fanfare hull texture 3

Fanfare hull texture 2

Scupper:

Fanfare scupper

Draft marks and Plimsoll line:

Fanfare TUG Plimsoll line

Hatch cover details:

Fanfare hatch detail

Fanfare hatch detail 1

Winches on the foredeck:

Fanfare deck winches

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

Variety

Not sure what was going on here just before the arrival of BBC France (in the distance):

what is going on

Harbor Police boat:

Harbor Police boat

Mana‘o

Manao

BBC France:

BBC France

Something new and a bit of a surprise, a large red-eared slider:

red eared slider

Someone’s abandoned or runaway pet? It was swimming away from the area where Nu‘uanu Stream flows into the harbor.

Moana Holo:

Moana Holo

Waiting for the Dawn and an Ending

Thanks to a heads up from Captain Ed Enos, I was able to make it down to the harbor to catch the final journey of Pacific Shipyards International’s (PSI) dry dock Kāpilipono.

In “better” days:

13 06.09 PSI lg drydock 01 sm

Resting on the bottom after she sank last year:

Kapilipono down

I arrived at the harbor while it was still dark.

Japanese training ships Tosakaien Maru and Hokuho Maru at Pier 9:

Tosakaien Maru Hokuho Maru

The cruise ships usually arrive early in the morning. Here’s Ruby Princess:

Ruby Princess

Not the greatest photo, but here comes the sun (and I say it’s all right):

sunrise

Tying up Ruby Princess at Pier 10/11:

shore gang mooring lines

Clear and calm water (Tosakaien Maru bow):

Tosakaien Maru bow

Fellow photographer on board Ruby Princess:

getting the shot from Ruby Princess

View down the channel:

morning light

After a bit of a wait, Kāpilipono appeared, towed by Manuokekai and assisted by Mamo and Mikioi.

Passing the Matson gantry cranes:

passing by Matson gantry cranes

Manuokekai Kapilipono

Kapilipono

The tugs were joined by Hoku Loa before passing Aloha Tower. At this point I was very lucky to be invited to hop on the pilot boat.

The Coast Guard making sure everything is all right:

Coast Guard boat

Mikioi on the port side:

Mikioi assisting

Captain Enos up on the dry dock wall:

Capt Enos

Leaving the harbor with Ruby Princess and Aloha Tower in the background:

Kapilipono Ruby Princess Aloha Tower

heading out of the harbor

Manuokekai ahead:

Manuokekai

Hoku Loa astern:

Hoku Loa

One could not have asked for a better day. Sunny, clear, and calm.

Aloha, Kāpilipono:

towing out to sea

She was towed 12 miles offshore and scuttled.

Meanwhile, life continued on in the harbor.

Miyagi Maru, waiting offshore while Kāpilipono was being towed out, was finally able to enter the harbor:

Miyagi Maru

Kwai at the pier, almost ready to leave with a load of cargo:

Kwai stern detail

Containers being unloaded from Matson’s Haleakala:

Haleakala

Ocean Pathfinder arrived with a barge:

Ocean Pathfinder

Ice for the fishing boats:

ice for fishing boats

Literally, a cool job.

Moving containers:

moving containers

containers on barge

Mahalo to Captain Enos, Captain Collins, and Paul.