Arizona Memorial Closed After Tugboat Collision
A tugboat maneuvering a hospital ship evidently crashed into the floating dock leading to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 27 May, forcing the temporary shutdown of the iconic and heavily visited site.
The memorial, straddling the hull of the battleship, sunk during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, commemorates the sailors and Marines killed during the 7 December 1941 attack that heralded U.S. entry into World War II.
While fortunately no harm was done to the remains of the Arizona, the memorial experienced “minor superficial damage,” Navy Public Affairs reported. There were no injuries.