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:
Another photo of Ile de Sein, as we headed out:
One couldn’t have asked for a nicer day!
Approaching the anchorage:
Pilot boat Honolulu, heading back to the harbor after taking the pilot, Captain Ed Enos, out to the ship:
What a lovely sight!
Raising the anchor:
Heading to the harbor:
Emory Carrick heaving a line up to the Kaiwo Maru crew:
Some of the Ile de Sein crew having a look at the ship:
Mikioi, the other tug assisting the ship:
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:
An old work in progress photo of one of my projects:
(I really miss doing this sort of stuff. :( )
Adjusting mooring lines and putting chafing gear in place:
Wrapping the line around the bitts:
Not the best photo, but it shows a mooring line stopper in use:
Finally, putting rat guards on the lines:
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.