Two weeks ago I did a “leaving Bayonne” post. Here’s the other shoe. In the two-week interval, maybe a dozen vessels have come and gone.
Sparse text today: 8:50 am . . . two lineboats and crews race eastward from IMTT.
9:02 . . . two McAllister tugs with a tanker round the bend near the entrance of the KVK, about a mile east of the “office” where I am.
9:09. . . . and it looks like Evrotas is coming no farther west.
9:21 . . . Amy C McAllister moves the bow towards the dock, as
Marjorie B McAllister nudges in the stern.
9:46 . . . a lineboat moves in
9:49:38 . . to receive dock lines.
9:50:22. Line has been received, and is being made fast and the
9:50:46 . . . and gets moved toward to shoreside bollard.
9:50:46. Ditto, sternlines. Note the terminal service truck arrives.
9:51:27 Shore crew prepares to
9:52:03 . . . receive and make fast the stern lines.
9:52:31 . . . all fast and lineboats do a celebratory dance, then depart.
9:54:51 . . . Marjorie B. is relieved, while
9:57:40 . . . up forward Amy C begins to move off as well.
10:02:47 . . . the last line comes off, and
10:0308 . . . as Amy C slides astern as deckhand tidies up docking lines.
At least that’s how I interpret it, as the photographer, Will Van Dorp.
Unrelated from the NYTimes . . . “Suddenly a rise in piracy’s price,” and be sure to see the graphic. Kennebec Captain and Hawsepiper have notable thoughts from mariners’ points of view.