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Many thanks to Bjoern Kils of nymediaboat.com for use of this foto. Check out Bjoern’s website here.
And many thanks to Phil Little for the rest of these shots. I’m certain Phil won’t object to sharing the text that accompanied these fotos, as it too captures the moment:
As of this writing, I believe the two Foss tugs are refueling, resupplying, and possibly re-crewing . . . in preparation to return to sea for the next job.
Bjoern and Phil . . . thanks much.
It’s referred to now as Left Coast Lifter, I Lift NY, Ichabod Crane, and others. But I call it arrived and on a glorious if frigid morning.
And Lauren Foss is the clear MVP.
Bravo to all the crews and people behind the crews!
All fotos by Will Van Dorp. More soon.
Thanks to Les Sonnenmark and Peter Lellow for helping me “see” what I was just looking at. Last week I got some fotos of Düsseldorf Express leaving the sixth boro via the KVK. See anything different?
Watch the vessel . . . .
There . . . the aftmost starboard container. What is so special about it?
Here’s a foto Peter sent me . . . a container ship in port hooked up to shore power. Cold ironing . . . I’d heard about it but never known what it looked like. I don’t know if the service already exists in Port Elizabeth . .. but this vessel is equipped.
I took the first three fotos. Thanks much to Les and Peter for directing and educating my eyes.
I’m very impressed . . . all the images I put up yesterday got identified and within a few hours either in comments section or on Facebook.
The top foto yesterday came from Thomas Scian of the USS Slater project in Albany. Click here to read the latest Slater Signals publication with info about the upcoming dry-docking. Thomas has promised to keep us informed about the tow down the Hudson around mid-February–in two weeks or so already– so that this transit can be well-photographed. I took the foto below back in September 2013. Here’s the navsource.org info on Slater.
The engine room pics came from Kelsey Patrick Connors. The first engine room is from Navigator, with twin EMDs 12-645-e4, 2150hp each. Here’s a foot of Navigator Norfolk-bound out the Narrows.
Some of you commented on how clean the Detroit Diesel was. It’s one of two 16-cylinder 149s at 900 hp that power Outrageous. I took these fotos of Outrageous in May 2009.
Thanks much to Kelsey and Thomas for use of the pics. Thanks all of you for your answers. I have no news on Sea Lion.
Lots of images you can try to identify today, but I’ll hold any further info until tomorrow.
First . . . this vessel will be visible and will be an interesting subject of photographs from many points along the Hudson next month, February. Clue: Note the hull color.
Unrelated to the top foto . . . any guesses about this and
and this from the same vessel and
this from the same fleet? Both vessels are occasional visitors in the sixth boro.
And finally . . . from a secret salt, a foto easy to identify. My question in whether there’s any news about this incident.
You’ll have some answers tomorrow.
Finally . . . here are some of my favorite ice pics on the Hudson taken a few years back by Paul Strubeck.
And here’s hat’s off to my Canadian cousins . . . if case you missed this late addition to yesterday’s post.
What’s this? Reptile skin?
A major East coast river.
Here’s the post I did when Reinauer Twins came to the sixth boro for the first ever time. What pushes this bow through the ice . . .
some 400+ feet back . . .
is Reinauer Twins in her third winter, probably
her toughest winter yet.
Hope the cabins are warm . . .
The unit goes through the ice like a dart.
I can’t wait til July, myself.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
A late addition . . I’ll add it to tomorrow’s post too . . . what would our northern neighbors do on a river like this? You gotta see it here.
Below . . . a foto from Gerard Thornton showing Gary Nelson on Gage Paul Thornton. Gary seems to be keeping relatively good humor in spite of the cold.
Gulf Dawn returns a dredge scow to the AK.
See the icicles on an anchor which less than a month ago was splashed with tropical water.
Margaret and Laura K. Moran assist Valle Azzurra in from sea.
McAllister Sisters heads upriver with
RTC 60 and –I’m speculating– lots of heating oil for New York state homes.
McAllister Girls –here passing Sassafras–is a boat I haven’t seen in a while.
Thanks to Gerard Thornton for the first foto; all others by Will Van Dorp, who believes that one reason to put up such cold fotos is so that we can look back in July and feel delightfully cooled by these images.
Here was 5 in this series.
This is the view from the bridge looking forward on Key Frontier, built 2011 in Maizuru, Japan. From this point to the bow is 638′ and to the stern is about 100′. Note the approaching tug and barge.
The length on the tug is 64′ .
The orange tanker in the distance is 800′. See the crewman standing on the edge of hold #4 just to the left of the green half mark for the helipad? He’s around 6′.
He’s a spotter for activity below inside the hold.
can hold holds 30 tons when full.
When a hold is just about empty, a loader is lowered to assist in filling the bucket.
These trucks can hold up to 40 tons. The ship transports between 50 and 60 thousand tons.
Safe driving on the ice.
All Fotos by Will Van Dorp. Thanks to Brian DeForest for access to the process.
Here Key Frontier‘s itinerary for the past six months:
|2014 January 23rd, 14:30:44 UTC||New York /u.s.a.|
|2013 December 26th, 12:00:22 UTC||Tocopilla /chile|
|2013 November 19th, 22:00:34 UTC||Roberts Banks|
|2013 November 19th, 22:00:25 UTC||Roberts Banks|
|2013 November 19th, 22:00:14 UTC||English Bay Anch.|
|2013 October 21st, 10:00:12 UTC||Lanshan/china|
|2013 August 19th, 19:00:37 UTC||Mejillones/chile|
|2013 August 9th, 15:00:13 UTC||Cristobal,panama|
|2013 July 31st, 15:00:14 UTC||Baltimore/usa|
|2013 July 12th, 21:30:58 UTC||Rotterdam/netherland|
Roberts Bank and English Bay are both in British Columbia.
Here was 27.
Last week’s weather fotos from Brian DeForest . . . Atlantic Conveyer cuts through a hint of fog, assisted by Charles D. and
Next, two significantly different ship departure fotos from Phil Little. Norwegian Gem 2007, 965 ft., thanks to pod propulsion, backs out with no, no fuss, no slewing around. Notable is what’s not seen, harbor tugs!
rolls to port as it bears hard to get Splendor turned into the flow.
I took the remaining fotos here earlier this week . .. along a congested KVK.
I’m not sure what this container is.
My parting shot . . . Elizabeth McAllister assisting Zim Shang Hai.
For more icy Great Lakes fotos, check tugboathunter’s site.
Thanks to Ken, Brian, and Phil for these fotos.
This first foto is by a secret salt . . . showing Dory (1978) and Captain Zeke (1980) tandem towing beach-lounging 125′ deck barge back onto the water.
And . . . attributed by the watermark . . . fotos from last week before Janus chilled the town, Atlantic Conveyor gets an assist from Charles D. McAllister (1967).
Shelby (1978) also worked in the January fog. Thanks, Brian.
And the rest of the fotos are mine: the seldom-seen Specialist (1956?), here close and
Two Coasts . . . Chesapeake (2011) and Emerald (1973).
Resolute (1975) about to pass Düsseldorf Express (1998),
Many thanks to the secret salt and Brian DeForest for their fotos. All others by Will Van Dorp.