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10:18  Note Shooters Island.  Charles D. McAllister is on port bow, out of sight.  An unidentified Vane unit (yellow front) stands off to allow the containership to round the bend.  Maurania III is on starboard near stern.

Bergen Point is more than a 90-degree turn.

10:21  With the Zim ship through the turn, the Vane unit moves through.  The tug upper right hurries toward the Arthur Kill for an assist there.

1036.  It took me less than 15 minutes to get to Faber Park aka “the swimming pool” for these.  In the meantime, a Bouchard unit rounded the point westbound after the Vane unit had passed eastbound.

African Spirit is next to round the bend.10:37.  Ellen (ex-YTB 793)  on the port bow.  That link takes you to Jed’s recent post about his YTB experience.

As it turns first to starboard and then to port around Shooters and into the Arthur Kill, here’s the surface governing a large part of the force.

10:39.  The tow passes Laura K. about midway through.

Less than 20 minutes after assisting the Zim ship, Charles D. is on the stern of African Spirit.


By now . . . a little over a week later, the Zim ship is in Jamaica*, and African Spirit is out of AIS range, somewhere southward.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

* Not surprisingly, as of midnight, March 7 into 8, Zim San Francisco awaits passage through the Panama Canal at Colon.

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