Steve's Girl reminded me this morning that I did not post a notification that the USS Arizona Memorial hasbeen closed and will remain closed indefinitely. I apologize for this oversight and will attempt to rectify the situation now.
You may recall that, in May 2015, while pushing the USNS Mercy away from its mooring, a pilot tug accidentally pushed it into the tour boat docking platform at the south end of the USS Arizona Memorial. Damage appeared to be minor, and repairs were made within a matter of days.
In May 2018, only a few days before Memorial Day, a tour boat officer noticed damage to the Memorial. He reported it to the proper authorities, and an inspection and repairs were made. A few days later, however, the repairs did not "hold." The Memorial was closed pending further inspection and more in-depth repairs. At this time, it is unknown when the Memorial will reopen.