The massive 350-foot-long dredging ship Essayons was dry-docked for maintenance from December 2018 to April 2019 at the Pacific Shipyards facility at Honolulu Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the Essayons to dredge large harbor entrances along the West Coast and around the Pacific. The 36-year-old ship is hauled out yearly for maintenance, usually on the West Coast, and this was its first time in Honolulu, says Evahn Beresiwsky of Pacific Shipyards, a private company. Essayons is the Corps’ motto; in French it means, “Let Us Try.”
Time: Thursday, 5:14 p.m.
Location: Pacific Shipyards International , Nimitz Highway, Honolulu
Photographer: David Croxford