Way Behind

It’s been a busy month. I have stuff to post but haven’t had the chance to do so. I’ll try to catch up.

This past week was a long one. I had to work yesterday and today (Sunday) too. I wasn’t sure if I would have time to make it down to the harbor, but I managed to get there. It was a welcome mental break.

P&O ship, Aurora:


Is this your truck?


Maunawili turning:


Bow detail:

Maunawili bow detail

No smoking:

no smoking

Walking back into town, I spotted this beaver weather vane:

beaver weather vane

It was a rather curious thing to see.

Interesting pattern on a palm tree trunk reminded me of a zebra:


Happy to Be at the Harbor

Asiatic Dawn:

Asiatic Dawn

P Pioneer:

P Pioneer

Mary Catherine passing by:

Mary Catherine

Waiting for Mokihana:


Hello Pi‘ilani:


Hello Mikioi:


Not liking all the construction in the Kaka‘ako area (visible in the background).

Mokihana hull:

Mokihana hull

Setting up the ladder for the pilot:

setting up ladder

I posted a shot similar to this one before, but I like the lighting here.

Back to Pier 1, just mauka of Asiatic Dawn.

Asiatic Dawn‘s bulbous bow:

Asiatic Dawn bulbous bow

Oops. Not good. Hope the operator is okay.


Mahalo to Captains Demuth and Enos. Hello to Captain Oh. Special thanks to Paul.

When Worlds Collide

I was very fortunate to be invited, via work (nothing to do with ships), to check out Pasha’s Horizon Pacific.

Horizon Pacific name

On the bridge with the chief mate:

on the bridge

View forward:

view forward

Gantry crane detail:

gantry crane detail

Spreader picking up container:


no tug

Mahalo to my coworkers for thinking of me (the ship nut)!

Industrial Kelly Arrival

Industrial Kelly arriving

Pi‘ilani assisting:

Industrial Kelly


Job done, Kawika picking up Pilot 9:


Oil spill boom boat (PENCO 1?) in a hurry:

in a hurry

Pasha Hawaii Ships – New and Old, but New

Horizon Enterprise, now in Pasha Hawaii livery, has been stuck in the harbor due to problems with a boiler, so I hear. She was moved to Pier 10 from Pier 32 by three tugs (deadship tow).

Horizon Enterprise dead ship tow

Horizon Enterprise new livery

Horizon Lines no more:

Horizon Lines no more

Pasha logo

Old-style lifeboat:

old style lifeboat

no tug


draft marks

Horizon Enterprise detail

Horizon Enterprise bow

One of the three tugs, Mikiala II:

Mikiala II

Churning up the water:

Mikiala II detail

Later on in the evening, Marjorie C:

Marjorie C

Waiting for the pilot:

waiting for pilot

Mahalo to Captain Ed Enos and Paul!

Checking Out Pacific Tracker and Other Things

Down at the harbor to watch Pacific Tracker depart from Pier 10.

Pilot arriving:

Kawika approaching

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:

Kukui detail

PSI’s larger dry dock, Kapilipono, still down:

PSI drydock down

Bridle chain marks on Hilo Bay:

Hilo Bay chain marks

The harbor water was a rather ugly brown color due to rainwater runoff:

brown water runoff

Tacoma Trader:

Tacoma Trader

The resident female ‘iwa:


Pacific Tracker:

Pacific Tracker

Pacific Tracker headed out

Pi‘ilani (Captain Schade):




Pi‘ilani at Pacific Tracker’s bow:

Pacific Tracker Pi‘ilani

Captain Tom Heberle disembarking:

Capt Heberle

Mahalo to Captain Heberle and Paul. :)