Trouble At Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial Closed

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I haven’t made it to Hawaii yet but when I do, the top thing I’d like to do is visit Pearl Harbor.

When Hawaii is talked about, Pearl Harbor is what I think of, even more than beaches.

For an unknown amount of time, the USS Arizona Memorial will be closed to visitors due to damage to part of the structure.

Fox News reports that, “boat transportation to the site was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack in the supporting structure for the visitor loading ramp.”

Currently, the Pearl Harbor visitors website has an advisory about the current situation. Visitors will view a documentary and then go on a narrated harbor tour near the USS Arizona without “disembarking”.

The USS Arizona Memorial “marks the final resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the battleship during the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941“, according to Fox.

The Pearl Harbor Visitors Center is still open while repairs are made to the USS Arizona. Other partner sites are not affected by the ongoing repairs.

Find out more from Fox News here.

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