You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘gallivant’ tag.

I certainly saw great assist tugs like Triton, here steering a bulk carrier into the locks at Ijmuiden.  Click here for more Iskes tugs.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Louise van der Wees is less new.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Devotion is an Urk-based vessel working a mini-heavy lift unit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

But it was the sheer number of restored-to-operational-condition vintage tugs that impressed me, like the 1946 SS. Gebr. Bever.   If that link is in Dutch, you can switch languages at the bottom.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ditto Roek, 1930.

0aaaadt4

0aaaadt4b

Spes . . . 1946

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wouw

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Citius

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wisent and many more.

0aaaadt8

Here’s another shot of Elbe (former Maryland Pilots vessel) being passed by Hercules 1915 . . .  and we end this installment with

0aaaadt9

a 1977 Hercules.

0aaaaaadt22

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Personal note:  Today I begin an extended gallivant in northern and western New York, the state.  I have many more Dutch photos, but my ability to post may be limited.

 

I am now back in the place formerly known as New Amsterdam trying to sort out the sights of what is still the original Amsterdam and environs . . . from the Maas to Den Helder.  A little self-disclosure . . . because I was born when my parents were still learning basic English and therefore spoke Dutch before I started English in school, I still speak fluent but broken Dutch.  I also have lots of relatives in the Netherlands who indulge my interest in tugboats and other workboats.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Watchstander on Mahu M880 is occupied by someone with a sense of humor.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

0aaaapbb2a

Radio Veronica has been transformed into an eatery as has

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

REM Island.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Live on the water and want to grow your own salads?

0aaaapbb5a

No problem and you further insulate your home.

0aaaapbb5

0aaaapbb5b

The canals of Amsterdam and many other waterways in the country have floating housing, although this style of vessel–some built in the US after WW2–are NOT

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

out of service.  Here binnenvaart boats service cruise ships in the port of Amsterdam and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rotterdam.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Given the water in the Netherlands and old low bridges, tugboat technology and design evolved a unique set of vessels called

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Amsterdammers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

0aaaapbb27

Lara dates from

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1926.  DAF powers this vessel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Greta is just beautiful . .  or mooi, as my relatives would say.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Telescoping portions of vessels can be seen everywhere like on Egalite,

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bonheur.  Odin, formerly of the sixth bork and now permanently fixed in place, would have fit in nicely here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This river cruiser has a wheelhouse on a scissors jack, and this

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Seajacks Kraken defies all telescoping.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here and here are some articles about the brand-new Damen built Susie S, the first of at least three Windwave vessels I spotted.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

There’s so much moe to unpack, so let me leave it here . . . more Dutch invention and reinvention.

0aaaaaaaadutchhotties

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who will soon head north with my red passport.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA0aaaaw4OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA0aaaaw2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Just some more photos and mostly from Amsterdam.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photos 2, 3, 4, and 5 here were taken from Hoek van Holland;  the others are from Amsterdam.  It’s been rainy and gray.  Enjoy.

T

This post quite directly follows on 14 in this series, from two years ago.  Just fotos today, all taken since the winter solstice.  Call this where roads go

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and where they end.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Before you leave . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

sign out.

0aaaar11

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Actually the key is making it possible for the helicopter to find you.  In some cases, assisting the task of arriving at your location makes the difference between life and death;  things don’t always go so well.  On a windy unsettled afternoon last week I happened to be there when

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

an obsessively circling C-130 over Oswego’s lighthouse demanded attention.  I wish I’d stumbled onto this scene the day they trained search & rescue with a Reaper drone.   Here’s another link about that drill.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As it was, the helicopter here working with the USCG puzzled me, and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

having no VHF or binoculars, I couldn’t tell whether the debris on the jetty was just drifted remains of a Lake Ontario shoreline tree, but

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

someone had certainly swum to proximity of  rescuer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In the half hour that followed at least a half dozen “winchings up” and “down” before

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

it returned to USCG Station Oswego.   Click here for their flickr page.   Click here for info on the blue-yellow structure to the lower left, NYS Derrick Boat 8, the last steam-powered barge (with dredge capabilities at one time) on the Erie Canal . . . maybe even in New York .  DB8 is also known as Lance Knapp, named for a salvage diver.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A half year ago I watched a helicopter rescue drill  here.

All fotos taken within an hour by Will Van Dorp.  Here was my previous swimming post.

PS:  Enjoy the additional fotos below from the Port of Oswego, showing schooner OMF Ontario,  LT-5, and fishtug Eleanor D, and Oswego West Pierhead Light.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And between the two, it’s Skandi Angra.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

0aaaav12

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.

0aaaav13

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

0aaaanb8

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.

0aaaaaaaaem

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

0aaaanb1

Components for another hull seems underway as well.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

0aaaanb3

0aaaanb4

0aaaanb5

0aaaanb6

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More Brazil shipyard fotos by Will Van Dorp soon.

I am back in NYC, safe and sound, and just read this article in the NYTimes about three million people on Copacabana today for today’s last mass by Papa Francisco, as he is referred to in Brasil.  And how do three million people get to the beach?  They march.  I took this unsatisfying foto from the bus yesterday afternoon on the way to the airport.  But now imagine this group with green tshirts, yellow backpacks, and national flags–and they snake around the bay here– filling a major avenue for at least eight miles . . ..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

. . . here emerging from one of the tunnels leading to the beach.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Back a week and a half ago, this is how the main stage looked, and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

here–taken yesterday–Copacabana with each of the white triangles in the distance . . . a booth for folks staffing the large screens projecting the proceedings.  The main stage here is the cluster of white triangles to then right of the tallest building on the beach.  Click here for a Rio Times article with foto showing this same beach last night.  But . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

here’s what was offshore.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More on these Brazilian naval vessels in a future post.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More Brazilian posts still to come . . . at least through the end of July.

Niteroi water’s edge is to Rio as Richmond Terrace is to New York.   Here, l to r . . . C Brilhante and Cape Cumbria.

0aaaae1

0aaaae2

Further up the cove, it’s CNL Ametista and Eridanus.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

0aaaae4

And finally . . . a larger set, some Trans Ship tugs like Abusado,

0aaaae5

Soberano,

0aaaae6

(my favorite) Poderoso,

0aaaaaaee1

and Assanhado.

0aaaaaaee2

And then there’s always the one that gets away, the foto I wish I could redo from multiple angles . . . the anti-pollution vessel Eco-Apolo.  More somewhere soon . . .

0aaaae7

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 400 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

My job . . . Summer AND Fall 2014

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

free web page hit counter
October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 400 other followers