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So what’s with the white sheet over the fendering?  It must mean

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a creamy-white hulled vessel is arriving with what the Brazilians call “SU coe,” or  . . . my favorite cargo.

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It appears this is the third voyage of Orange Sky from Santos to Port Newark this year.  My friend John Skelson caught her here on her second voyage.   By the way, you might want to check out John’s photo exhibit on Lilac this month.

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In the next few photos, watch the teamwork between tugboat crew and ship crew.

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Ship crew has sent down the monkey’s fist line and deckhand makes it fast to a towline . . .

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which is then hauled up and made fast by ship crew, while deckhand keeps eyes on tug captain.

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Line is made fast on ship but slacked as needed on the tug until

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tug is correctly positioned.

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Now with a name like this, I couldn’t resist using

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this photo recently sent along by a secret salt.

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Any errors in interpretation of what I was “seeing” while taking these photos  . . are my errors.

Unrelated . . . given that this is Brazilian orange juice and that world cup play is on many people’s minds, check out this interesting essay by David Brooks on  . . . more like life . . . baseball or soccer?

. . . or citrus yellow . . .  there was a movie almost half a century ago that intrigued me as a teenager, and the phrase has stuck.  But this post is about those tanker that call in the sixth boro with orange juice.  Click here to learn more about the Brazilian orange juice industry.    It made my morning Tuesday to catch Orange Sun leaving, after nearly a week in Port Newark at a facility I’d love to visit.  And I do have something I’m curious about.

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Orange Sun came here from Santos, Brasil.  Right now it’s speeding to Tampa before –I think–heading back to Brasil.  Here‘s a couple months of itinerary.  My question . . . why would it stop at a port in our domestic orange state before traveling back to the Brasilian orange state?

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Please let me know if you have answers to the question or connections with the Port Newark juice facility.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Previous orange juice posts can be found below:

http://tugster.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/orange-juice/

http://tugster.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/southern-juice/

http://tugster.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/bebes-baaack/

http://tugster.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/bebe/

http://tugster.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/osj/

http://tugster.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/random-ships-4/

There are probably more.

Here’s the latest bunch of fotos from my daughter.  I’m guessing the high spirits on board here must have attracted her attention . . . .

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Chances are you won’t travel on one of these if you’ll be in Rio for the World Cup or the Olympics;  here’s what the newer ferries will look like.

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The  step-by-step building of Seven Seas here.  Click here for the rest of the fleet.  I learned a new word here:  moon pool.

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Researching Dialcar III led to very little directly, but I stumbled onto this huge trove . . .

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The scene in Guanabara Bay, with William C. O’Malley in the foreground.  Who was O’ Malley?  Anyhow, researching the vessel led–once again–to this Brazilian blog by Erik Azevedo.  Erik . .  you still there?   Onde você está?

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Closer up of another pilot  . . . 09 . .

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Maersk Helper and Deepstim Brasil I and II.

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Havila Faith and Toisa Pegasus.  Click here for an interesting slideshow on Havila history, far from tropical Rio.

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At anchor, l to r:  Art Carlson, Richard A. Philippi, Maersk Launcher, C-Enforcer, and Santos Supplier.

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Another shot of Richard A. Philippi–I liked it better in Torm colors!  Here’s another Rio vessel cache.

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Another Norwegian in Rio . . . Olympic Triton.

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Great names . . . crude tankers Madre de Deus and Front Symphony

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Siem Ruby

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Ipanema, another great old ferry.  See a promo video and hear the language here.

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Which brings us back to our fishing boat .  . .

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Muito obrigado to my daughter Myriam for these fotos.   Just this week I learned of a Brazilian singer-songwriter playing in the outer boros of NYC.  Hear Mallu Magalhães here in English and here and here in Portuguese.

If you’re new to this blog, back in July 2013 I devoted 25 posts to Rio.

Here was 26.

China-built 2008 Ranjan and an unidentified UPT tanker.

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The only foto NOT in the sixth boro here, anchored in Guanabara Bay it’s Japan-built 1998 Aframax tanker Moscow Kremlin.   Notice the Cristo Redentor statue atop the mountain to the right.

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Korea-built 1995 APL Garnet leaving town today. Name the tug off the port bow?  I can’t look at that covering on the Bayonne Bridge and NOT think of a junk sail.

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More on that tug later.  Great names here . . . Silver Lining (2003)  and Christina Kirk ( 2010), both Japan-built.

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Fiorano (Netherlands 2012)  I wonder what she delivered here . . .

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. .  with Petalouda, Japan 2008.

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German-built 2007 Norwegian Gem, included here to show scale with respect to a Circle  Line vessel.  I should have looked more closely at the Circle Line.

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Amelia Pacific (Japan 2006) and Americas Spirit Korea 2003).   This view of Americas Spirit better shows her size.

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Shippan Island, China 2005

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OOCL Vancouver, Japan 2006

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Najran, Japan 1998, up on plane perhaps?

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And last but not least . . .

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she with whom I have a long history . . .

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Alice Oldendorff, (China 2000) earlier this weekend offloading in Gowanus Bay Brooklyn.   Alice was featured in my first-ever post here.  Click here to see all the others.

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So that tug.  I thought it was Ellen . . . but it’s the slightly newer Robert E. McAllister.

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Foto of Moscow Kremlin by my daughter, Myriam, whom I thank.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

Related:  One ship currently in the sixth boro that I did not see this weekend was this one by the Kabakovs.

Credit for this post goes to Rod Clingman, who yesterday sent me info about tree swallow roosting on the Connecticut River.  For info on this amazing gathering, click here and here.

All fotos here are thanks to my daughter, who sent them a month ago already from Guanabara Bay, aka the natural harbor of Rio.    If you’re reading this blog for the first time, here was the last of my posts from Rio de Janeiro aka January river  . . . JR  . . . from last summer.

Enjoy these fotos.   More of them–more tugster like–to come.

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By the way, I see gatherings like this from the train over the Meadowlands, but New Jersey Transit never agrees to stop the train and let me go dillydally with my camera.  Imagine their impatience!!

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Ah!  shipping.  This foto looks toward the SE.  That the city of Rio beyond the Niteroi Bridge.

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This is my daughter’s take on this scene, and of course mine-from last July– was

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this . . . two cranes:  Manobrasso 5 in foreground, a 1500-ton sheerlegs (shearleg?) with Manobrasso 4 behind it, a 250-ton self propelled crane.    Here’s a post I did on an even larger crane in JR.

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Many thanks to Myriam for all the fotos except my one digression at the end.

Unrelated but direct from the Bronx River where herons and other birds live, a great story about NYC high school students planting oysters.

Two words juxtaposed in this headline from May 1914 NYTimes  are not ones I expect to see . ..  “Roosevelt” and “tug.”  Click on the image and (I hope) you’ll get the rest of the article.

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Below is Aidan, the Booth Line steamer which returned the former President from Belem, near the mouth of the Amazon.

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On October 4, 1913, Roosevelt boarded the vessel belowS. S. Van Dyck--for Brazil.  Departure was from Brooklyn

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Pier 8, to the left below.   Click the foto to see the source.

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What’s driving this post is Candice Millard’s 2005 The River of Doubt:  Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, which I just finished reading.  Learning about the namesake–Candido Rondon– for the vessel in foto 8 here while in Brazil last summer prompted me to finally read this book.  Ever know that the ex-US President was stalked by invisible cannibals as he and Rondon led a joint Brazilian/American group down a 400-mile uncharted tributary of the Amazon, now referred to as Rio Roosevelt  (pronounced Hio Hosevelt).

Well-worth the read!

This is the 25th and final post–for now–focusing on JR, January river aka Rio de Janeiro.  It was a fabulous trip for which I’m especially grateful to my daughter, who convinced me to come.  The middle boat here–Menino do Rio, which translates as Rio Boy–could become my new nickname… if I lived somewhere around Guanabara Bay.  Of course, Rio is only a tiny portion of a huge country with 200 million people, so there’s much more to see than I have  years for.

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I loved the brightly painted fishing boats– I haven’t even seen a jangada yet–

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like this one in Urca–first Rio settlement by Estacio de Sa in 1565– and

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these in the Little Portugal section of Niteroi, a place

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I now wished I’d explored on foot.

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Speaking of jangadas, this is not one, but this innovative fast supply boat,  Siem Carajás–another close-up I wish I’d gotten–is the product of Inace shipyard up on the Brazilian state which jangadas are said to be common.

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It was exciting to see an LNG carrier of this design during my last walk on Ipanema and Copacabana. the morning of my departure.

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This is the waterside view of CBO’s Alianca Shipyard, which along with the neighboring UTC Engenharia facility, I’d love to see closer up.

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Ilha do Viana and Ilha de Santa Cruz . . .  I’d love to be back.

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I can’t tell the story of Green Fleet III and IV, Borodine, the Reicon vessel, or Metal Tanque II.

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Or this vehicle ferry.

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I’ve lots of fotos of Rio Pilots at work, like this one

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about to board Onyx Ace.

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And what’s the last time you saw a fisherman row into the sixth boro and

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then stand to cast a net some way off the stern of an anchored  Suape Express.  I took these fotos from a powerboat last Friday and at times the waves were so big I couldn’t get fotos.

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Ferry Ipanema was built 1970 over at Engenharia in Niteroi.

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Madre–painted in the colors of Urger and other Erie Canal vessels–passes Skandi Salvador.

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So much left to figure out and do . . .  that’s rock in the background although it looks like a racing current . . .

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Here the background ridge is  . . .

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Serra dos Órgãos National Park . . . and in the foreground I can identify at least a half dozen vessels including upper left . . . Willem van Oranje, which I got closer to in JR 16.

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All fotos by Will Van dorp, who now closes this chapter . . . at least for a while.

Meanwhile, if you need a great Brazil ship fix, check out the good work of Alan Haig-Brown.

Click here for an overview of Brazilian shipyards from about 18 months ago.  STX OSV in Niteroi since then has become VARD, a Fincantieri holding.  Skandi Salvador was at the VARD yard last week.  Shipbuilding–like oil & gas–are multinational concerns clustered in locations of production, like the North Sea.  The NYTimes this week had a story about a world center of petroleum expertise and innovation . . . Aberdeen.

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The orange vessel to starboard of Skandi Salvador is CBO Manoella, built less than a mile away at the Alianca yard.  Can anyone identify the smaller tug made to the starboard side of the small green and white tug SM Niteroi?

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Moored off the bow of Skandi Salvador is (I believe) the future Skandi Urca.

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And forward of that, on the high and dry, the soon-to-be Skandi Paraty.

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And between the two, it’s Skandi Angra.

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Recent products of that yard–albeit under old ownership–include the following:  the 2012 Sea Brasil,

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Siem Atlas (2012) and Seabulk Angra (2005),

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and Skandi Amazonas (2011).  To appreciate the rollers off Copacabana–where I took this foto–notice the small fishing boat in the trough on the beach side of Amazonas‘ stern.

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And finally, one more product of the same yard is A. H. Giorgio P, 2008.

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Finally . . . I’m curious . .  what is the citizenship of the crews of these vessels and what are their hitches like?

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

I’ll start this post with the foto of Pelicano 1 below to situate it.  The location is Niteroi, more specifically Ponta D’Areia, and the Maua Jurong shipyard, founded in 1845,  marked by the bow of the tanker in the background.   You may have seen the Maua shipyard fotos in the background of this post a few weeks back.   Currently, Maua is owned by Synergy.

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This post gets closer to the shipyard, but first, notice the ruined building off the bow of Far Swift–a pointed tower at each end–in the background partway up the slope and three-fouths the way to the right.  Click here for a close-up.  Its the now-abandoned mansion once owned by the former owners of the shipyard and a possible location for a possible future museum of Brazilian shipbuilding.

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Starting at the opposite end of the shipyard, it’s Anita Garibaldiunder construction.

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Components for another hull seems underway as well.

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And moving toward the inland side of this yard, it’s Jose Alencar.

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For more info on this and other shipyards in Brazil, click here and scroll through to page 31 of this pdf of a document prepared by a Norwegian gas & oil industry group called Intsok.

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More Brazil shipyard fotos by Will Van Dorp soon.

Yesterday I included fotos of some government ships in the story about the Pope on the beach.  So let’s look at more of these ships, but first . . . check out the castle to the left.

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The castle comes with the unromantic name Fiscal Island, which I probably should have visited.    And the government ships above?  In the foreground is one of the five Type 209 subs in the Brazilian Navy.  To the right is Ceara and off its bow is Mattoso Maia, both formerly US-flagged.

In the foto below with masts mimicking the castle turrets are two corvettes, (l to r) Julio de Noronha and Jaceguai.

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Here are some others:  offshore patrol vessel Amazonas and its sister

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P121, Apa . . .  with fast patrol vessel Albacora closer inshore,

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another shot of Apa with fast patrol boat Dourado, 

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multipurpose frigate Niteroi

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auxiliary ship Aspirante Nascimento and sister

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Guarda Marinha Brito,

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oceanographic research vessel Cruzeiro do Sul,

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H 40 Antares,

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lights/aids to navigation vessel Amorim do Valle (between the sloop and the fracking boat),

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H 20 Comandante Manhaes,

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type 22 frigate Greenhalgh,

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and last  . . .  salvage tug Tridente, Manaus-built.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who’s first full day back in NYC from Rio de Janeiro (aka JR) has not yet re-acquainted him with its sixth boro.

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