Time to Move Some Stuff

Space is at a premium at Piers 24 and 25 in Honolulu Harbor. In order to load or unload Pacific Shipyards International’s new dry dock Hō‘ola I Nā Moku, some shifting of vessels and the shipyard’s smaller dry dock is required.

USN YRBM-32

Foss tugs Mikioi and Pi‘ilani move the US Navy’s YRBM-32 from Pier 25 to Pier 29A. YRBM is an acronym for “Yard Repair Berthing and Messing.” Basically a small building on a barge, YRBM’s provide temporary living quarters and workspaces for naval personnel. 15 January 2018.

Kekaulana

After YRBM-32 was secure at Pier 29A, Mikioi and Pi‘ilani returned right away to Pier 25 for PSI’s smaller dry dock, Kekaulana. 15 January 2018.

Kekaulana Pier 25 to 29A

Tugs and dry dock approaching Pier 29A. 15 January 2018.

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