Repairs to USS Arizona Memorial loading dock delayed

HONOLULU — Officials say visitor access to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor won’t be restored by the end of March as previously planned.

The National Park Service suspended access to one of Hawaii’s most popular sites in early May after damage was found on the floating dock where visitors disembark.

Memorial superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell says officials have taken an “aggressive approach” to form and implement a repair plan, but the memorial won’t open next month.

She says a contract for repairs is expected be awarded in March.

The park service says the dock was damaged by a failure in the system that anchors it in place.

Harbour tours that pass near the memorial are being offered to visitors in the meantime.




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