Here was 1 and 2.  Twelve minutes elapses in the set of fotos.  In the distance beyond the pipelines, Siteam Explorer (more on her later) and ACL Atlantic Compass pass.  The green vessel center right is Atchafalaya, foto at the end of this post.

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Tailing Atlantic Compass around Bergen Point is the vessel currently known as Elizabeth McAllister.  Click here for her long history, including a quite serious mishap almost exactly 25 years ago when she was called Elizabeth Moran.

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Atlantic Compass–like some of her fleetmates–is 29 years old, built at Kockums in Malmo, Sweden–right across the water from Copenhagen.  Click here for some great archival fotos of this generation of ACL ROROs.

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Atlantic Compassgreen-faster-bigger replacement will come from near Shanghai, China . . .

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That’s McAllister Responder now tailing portside.

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Note the folded-down mast.

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Unrelated:  Here’s a closer up of Atchafalaya.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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