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USS Arizona Memorial access shut down again

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2017

    Access to the USS Arizona Memorial is again suspended until further notice, to “address the structural integrity of the facility.”

Access to the USS Arizona Memorial is again suspended until further notice, to “address the structural integrity of the facility.”

Earlier this week, structural repairs were made to the visitor boat-loading ramp.

“Boat transportation to the USS Arizona Memorial is temporarily suspended until further notice, as we address the structural integrity of the facility,” the U.S. Park Service said in a press release this afternoon. “Park staff and specialists have assessed the situation and are determining the course of action that needs to be taken. “

Boat shuttle service had been instated Thursday after structural repairs had been made to the boat ramp on Tuesday.

Onshore programs will continue as usual, as well as at partner sites, including the Battleships Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

Visitors with tickets can see the documentary in the theater followed by a narrated harbor tour in the vicinity of the memorial without disembarking, the park service said. “We will inform the public … of any changes to visitor access and make every effort to resume normal operations as soon as possible. Visitor safety is our primary concern, and we thank you for your understanding and patience.”

For updates, visit nps.gov/valr and facebook.com/ValorNPS.

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