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USS Arizona Memorial Closed Indefinitely

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 16, 2018 at 10:50 AM


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.


Read more about it:


Gathright, Jenny. USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Closes Indefinitely Due to Structural Concerns. NPR. May 27, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/27/614840010/uss-arizona-memorial-at-pearl-harbor-closes-indefinitely-due-to-structural-conce


Allen, Kevin. The USS Arizona Memorial is closed indefinitely. Hawai'i Magazine. May 30, 2018. https://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/uss-arizona-memorial-closed-indefinitely


McGarry, Brendan. Bushatz, Amy. Hoffman, Michael. US Navy Ship Struck USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/05/27/witness-us-navy-ship-struck-uss-arizona-memorial-in-hawaii.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ;





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Reply Steve's Girl
2:04 AM on June 17, 2018 
Thank you for providing those interesting links, H50. How lucky those of us are who had been visiting the memorial.