Cable ship IT Intrepid leaving the harbor.
Another morning at the harbor😀
Canoes crossing the channel:
Namahoe after hauling fuel barge over to Pride of America:
Reflection on hull of Fanfare:
Finally leaving after spending a week in the harbor:
Cattleya Ace also ready to leave:
Malama being hauled out:
Tira Lani arriving alongside Cattleya Ace:
Old line recycled as chafing gear:
Captain Brown and Cattleya Ace crew members:
Last, but not least, the very cute Weeks tug, Roberta G.
Mahalo to Captains Dorflinger and Brown. Thanks to Paul.
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.
The nice thing about having the ship at Pier 9 is the chance to have a good look at her.
Bulbous bow marking:
Lots of cool textures:
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:
Job done, Captain Enos disembarks:
Nunui with a bone in her teeth:
Some of the HART train components at Pier 1:
I was also allowed to go out on the B. Sky job.
Alongside B. Sky at the pier with Hilo Bay astern of her:
Mamo assisting with Kukahi:
Back to Fanfare!
More hull textures:
Draft marks and Plimsoll line:
Hatch cover details:
Winches on the foredeck:
Mahalo to Captains Enos and Collins. Special thanks to Paul.
Not sure what was going on here just before the arrival of BBC France (in the distance):
Harbor Police boat:
Something new and a bit of a surprise, a large red-eared slider:
Someone’s abandoned or runaway pet? It was swimming away from the area where Nu‘uanu Stream flows into the harbor.
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:
Resting on the bottom after she sank last year:
I arrived at the harbor while it was still dark.
Japanese training ships Tosakaien Maru and Hokuho Maru at Pier 9:
The cruise ships usually arrive early in the morning. Here’s Ruby Princess:
Not the greatest photo, but here comes the sun (and I say it’s all right):
Tying up Ruby Princess at Pier 10/11:
Clear and calm water (Tosakaien Maru bow):
Fellow photographer on board Ruby Princess:
View down the channel:
After a bit of a wait, Kāpilipono appeared, towed by Manuokekai and assisted by Mamo and Mikioi.
Passing the Matson gantry cranes:
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:
Mikioi on the port side:
Captain Enos up on the dry dock wall:
Leaving the harbor with Ruby Princess and Aloha Tower in the background:
Hoku Loa astern:
One could not have asked for a better day. Sunny, clear, and calm.
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:
Kwai at the pier, almost ready to leave with a load of cargo:
Containers being unloaded from Matson’s Haleakala:
Ocean Pathfinder arrived with a barge:
Ice for the fishing boats:
Literally, a cool job.
Mahalo to Captain Enos, Captain Collins, and Paul.