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As Florida’s cutterhead chews the harbor bottom away at the rate of 43,200 revolutions per day … in ideal conditions of teeth staying permanently sharp, vessels of all provenances and sizes  sashay in and out and around.   By New York standards, Maersk Kokura is large, at 1040′ loa x 138′ beam, and its keel mere feet above Florida‘s anchor line.

What drew my attention was the number of tugs:  three.

Amy C McAllister and Maurania III on starboard, and

outa-towner Resolute on port.

I’ve no numbers on clearance below the Bayonne to the uppermost portions of Kokura.  Anyone?

Fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  Underwater Halloween party . . .

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