Pilot boat Hanakahi inbound to Pier 19, Honolulu Harbor. 18 July 2020.
Another awesome photo:
A rare sight. Four of the Hawaii Pilots Association’s pilot boats were gathered together in Honolulu Harbor, which provided a great photo op.
DPC provide a Pilot Service for vessels visiting the port, the service involves putting on and taking off Pilots from the vessels both in port and at sea. Only personnel who are qualified, trained and passed out as competent in their respective roles are involved in this operation which will normally involve a Coxswain to helm the boat, a boatman to look after the deck operations and ensure the safety of the Pilot throughout the operation. Following correct procedures and utilising all...