Finally!

Yesterday, I managed to get over to the harbor to get my first photos of Pasha’s new ship Marjorie C:

Marjorie C

Horizon Consumer was shifting from Pier 51 to Pier 2.

Passing Manukai and Manoa:

Matson ships and Horizon Consumer

Horizon Consumer

Mikioi at the bow:

Mikioi

Pi‘ilani at the stern:

Pi‘ilani Horizon Consumer

Evening at the harbor:

early evening at harbor

No Refuge Today

Falls of Clyde has become my Hotel California it seems.

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

I am trying to do what I can in this time of crisis, but it really sucks that it feels like I am back on the board.

I was feeling weird and stressed out about things and I had to get away from the computer and answering emails. Visiting the harbor is usually healing. Not today. As much as I tried to ignore her as I stood on the pier by Gordon Biersch, she was there over my shoulder…calling me.

I wish I didn’t care, but that would be like cutting my heart out.

Anyway, I have photos, as usual.

Work on Pier 15 has begun in earnest:

work on Pier 15

Detail of barge and workboat:

workboat and barge details

This buoy has seen better days:

buoy seen better days

Containment boom around Pier 12, which is also being repaired:

containment boom Pier 12

Shonan Maru chafing gear:

Shonan Maru chafing gear

Overseas Kythnos with Ne‘ena alongside:

Overseas Kythnos Ne‘ena

Namahoe executing a graceful spin on her way to move Ne‘ena:

Namahoe

Namahoe spin

Namahoe alongside Ne‘ena

On Ne‘ena:

Ne‘ena detail

You can have your line back now:

you can have your line back

Overseas Kythnos detail:

Overseas Kythnos detail

More fuel barge action. Niolo and Mikioi moving Sasanoa:

Niolo and Mikioi moving Sasanoa

Niolo towing:

Niolo

Mikioi assisting:

Mikioi and Sasanoa

Maunawili arriving:

Maunawili bow

Maunawili

Hello to Jesse. It was nice meeting and talking with you.

Various Things – Small and Large

While waiting for Legend of the Seas to leave, I was looking at the rocks around where I was sitting (that’s the closest I got to the beach today).

Found a sea urchin test:

sea urchin test

Lots of pipipi:

pipipi

I’m not a big fan of modern cruise ships, but variety is good.

Legend of the Seas:

Legend of the Seas

Unusual to see a fishing boat with a sailboat rig. Ka Imi Kai:

Ka Imi Kai

Old workhorse, Matsonia:

Matsonia

Another old workhorse, Horizon Consumer:

Horizon Consumer

Pasha Hawaii containers at Young Brothers pier:

Pasha Hawaii containers

On Board Pi‘ilani – Kaiwo Maru Job

This past week was a busy one, but much better than the last.

I had a lot of fun on Tuesday! The Japanese training ship Kaiwo Maru moved from the offshore anchorage to Pier 11. I had a good view of all the action from the Foss tug, Pi‘ilani.

Before leaving the pier, I asked if I could have a look at the engine room. Pretty cool!

One of the engines:

one of Pi'ilani's engines

Another photo of Ile de Sein, as we headed out:

Ile de Sein by Aloha Tower

One couldn’t have asked for a nicer day!

Approaching the anchorage:

Kaiwo Maru offshore anchorage

Pilot boat Honolulu, heading back to the harbor after taking the pilot, Captain Ed Enos, out to the ship:

Honolulu

What a lovely sight!

Kaiwo Maru offshore

Raising the anchor:

Kaiwo Maru raising anchor

Heading to the harbor:

Kaiwo Maru with Diamond Head

like a post card

headed toward the harbor

Kaiwo Maru stern

Emory Carrick heaving a line up to the Kaiwo Maru crew:

throwing line

Some of the Ile de Sein crew having a look at the ship:

watching from Ile de Sein

Mikioi, the other tug assisting the ship:

Mikioi

I’ve always been interested in what people come up with in the way of chafing gear.

I was pleased to see a design similar to a couple I made for Falls of Clyde:

chafing gear

An old work in progress photo of one of my projects:

chafing gear in progress

(I really miss doing this sort of stuff. :( )

Adjusting mooring lines and putting chafing gear in place:

adjusting lines and chafing gear

Wrapping the line around the bitts:

line around the bitts

Not the best photo, but it shows a mooring line stopper in use:

mooring line stopper

Finally, putting rat guards on the lines:

Kaiwo Maru rat guard

A big mahalo to Michael MacDonald, Rick Wilson, and Whit Olson of Foss Maritime/Young Brothers! Special thanks to Captain Kamaile Kahoekapu and Emory Carrick.

Mixed Emotions

Mirroring the weather—cloudy with rain then changing to sunshine then back to cloudy—yesterday was a day of mixed emotions.

I went to Pier 9 to get pics of the arrival of the Japan Coast Guard training ship Kojima.

Moana Holo on the move:

Moana Holo

Kojima approaching Pier 9:

Kojima arriving

Cadets standing at attention:

Kojima cadets standing at attention

Ready with a heaving line:

Kojima crew ready with heaving line

Fender ready:

fender ready

Attaching safety netting to the gangway:

safety netting on gangway

Pilot boat Honolulu arriving to pick up the pilot:

Honolulu

A glance over the harbor from Aloha Tower reveals the changes going on.

New location for Atlantis operations:

harbor changes Atlantis

Interesting ship of the day was the French cable laying ship, Ile de Sein.

Ile de Sein name

There was a fire on board the vessel a few days ago. She will remain in the harbor until repairs are made.

Detail of equipment on deck:

Ile de Sein detail

Ile de Sein by Aloha Tower:

Ile de Sein by Aloha Tower

A side note about the ship. She was involved in the effort to recover the flight data recorders from Air France flight 447. The aircraft went down in the Atlantic during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Unfortunately, there were no survivors.

More from gCaptain: Cable laying vessel “Ile De Sein” selected to recover Air France flight 447 data recorder

In terms of the mixed emotions…I’ll cover that in my next post.

Slow Weekends

There haven’t been any exciting new ships in the harbor over the past few weekends. Still, it’s a pleasure to be out and about to see the old familiar ones.

Horizon Reliance loaded with containers, getting ready to leave:

Horizon Reliance

B. Ace bow:

B Ace bow