Rim Pac

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by AKEMI TOO, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. AKEMI TOO

    AKEMI TOO Member

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    Anybody knows what is going on. My brother said that on wednesday they got warned by a naval vessel to stay 5000 yards away, sounds a little far. That's almost a 3 mile radius around the ship, pretty much shuts down the Waianae coast. Today I heard about a carrier on the west side. Plan to go on saturday but if going to be told to leave might stay go somewhere else. Thanks for any input.
     
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    As someone who works around Navy vessles they like there distance. And you want to keep your distance from them. Those ships will not mess around especially if you are comming at the ship. If you get a call on the radio you better follow there instructions. Even with cargo ships that arnt military. Ships don't turn well especially when loaded. Just to stop our engines from rotating can be minutes.
     
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    It is scheduled for the 24th of June, Sunday after this, though there may be some foreign vessels starting to arrive. I believe the foreign vessels require 3nm safety zone, the US vessels require 500yards, but may ask for more. It is good practice to keep your VHF on 16 if you are withing 5 mm of a large commercial, naval, or foreign vessel. Violating direct instructions/requests is prosecutable under federal maritime law.

    Shouldn't he much of a problem this weekend. The 150+ vessels fishing the Ahi shootout out of Waianae will create plenty of small boat traffic Saturday.

    John
     
  4. AKEMI TOO

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    John, thanks for the info. I thought only 500 yds required, good to know foreign require more. Will definitely monitor 16.
     
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    sorry bra my vhf no work good, sometimes no can hear
     
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    And the navy reply will be, “sorry sir, our missle just blew your ass out of the water. Thanks for the target practice and as always, Have a nice day.”
     
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    They don't mess around with small vessels that get too close. Coming in to KoOlina a few years back, the harbormaster told me I had clearance, when in fact a fuel barge with USCG escort had not yet cleared the channel. I was 600 yards away and turned toward the harbor and picked up speed. Well..I was soon confronted by a semi rigid inflatable, with an armed crew, including a man behind
    a 30 cal machine gun. They were nice, but they were on me in a second, and without a radio warning. Give them all lots of space.
     
  8. patfishhi

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    Since we are into "give them due respect"; previous boat, broken hand held VHF fishing out of Sand Island got too close to the "SBX" (Sea Based X-band radar) and one of their "bulldogs" was on me hastily, flares launching off the deck of the SBX. First lesson, always have a working VHF. They hounded me for no less than 10 miles.

    We import plenty of fuel so we have relationships with most of the local shipping agents. Heard from one of them that originally the escort boats were manned with military, but went to paid civilians (mercenaries). He stated, you are damn lucky you didn't get into real trouble, when all I was looking for was reel trouble.
     
  9. AKEMI TOO

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    Headed all the warnings from everybody and kept watching for any military vessels on saturday. Few years back had a run in with a blacked-out zodiac with silent running outboards full of SEALS with M-16's. Didn't even hear them coming up behind. Think they launched underwater from a sub. They asked us to move in or out cause there was a sub below coming thru. Moved in quickly, can't be arguing with M-16's. Guess just have to keep an eye out and monitor VHF 16 for the next few months.
     
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    I've searched online and could not find the operational area for RimPac. Anyone know better coordinates other than the area off Waianae coast?
     
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    From the advertiser today...

    The ships are expected to start getting underway July 9 for the force integration phase, including operating together in different task groups.
     

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