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"Hanakahi" is the Hawaii Pilots Association’s newest boat


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 August 2020 133 -

Photos by Maritime Hawaii (www.maritimehawaii.com)

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.
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