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RORO . . I don’t know how long ago this acronym entered English. This one has a particularly interesting name, although
Click here for an informational site on ROROs. Now I have to admit that –in spite of many references online to this vessel as a RORO–it’s more likely a PCTC . . . pure car and truck carrier. It arrived in port yesterday, and even now is already back to sea, headed for Europe.
Technically, Blue Marlin is a FLOFLO . .. as in “float on and float off.” After the New York loading experience, which still puzzles me in its apparent plethora of problems, Marlin might be dubbed “flofloflofloflo ….”
The next set of fotos show closers-ups of the cargo deck and cradles. Blue Marlin–see technical info here– was launched in 2000 from CSBC in Kaohsiung, and “remodeled” a few years later in Ulsan.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.