Boats on ships . .  that’s what tenders are, and tenders or lifeboats don’t beg for much attention until an emergency.   Last spring when I foto’d a cigarette boat high atop a container ship, I experienced a major appetite whetting.  Since then, I’m always scanning among the containers for something different, not rectangular.


By the way, some of my work happens just to the right (above) of the distant tower emerging from the stern of Marie Maersk.

What caught my attention on this deckload was just forward of the tug.


I feared this irregular shape would be invisible after the vessel rotated off Bergen Point.


But the February sunlight so illuminated the colors that


that their brilliance would have satisfied anyhow with


a glimmer of spring light and energy.  But as Marie Maersk passed my Killside “office” I


was neither completely satisfied nor


entirely frustrated by this view of


the telecommunications rack.  Anyone see enough clues here to identify the shrink-wrapped small ship on the ship?  Oh, that’s Ellen McAllister speeding past the bow.


I’m clueless. And I’ll admit I don’t know where Dragor is.  Intriguing name, Dragor.  It sounds almost like a location in a Tolkein fantasy.  Some vitals though:  built in Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark in 1990, 964′ loa by 104.’  She cruises at 28 kts (32 mph).  And can any color exude more peaceful vibes than Maersk blue?

An example of blogging perk to me is learning what I did here just now about Dragor, an area of Denmark settled by Dutch farmers encouraged in by King Christian 2.  Hey . . . maybe that’s how the Danish tendril entered our family tree.


I’d love to hear if anyone hazards an ID of the mini-ship on the ship.

Photos, WVD.