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The photo below is used with permission from “secret salt.”  What appears strange about the photo or the ship?

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The photo below shows three tugs and one ship.  The green line track of the ship gives a clear hint of the problem in the photo below.    One of those tugs is Orcus, as shown here.  If anyone got a photo of Orcus towing Darya Moti to get a new rudder, I’d love to see it.  Oh . . . and the repair facility might be in the Bahamas.

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Compare this photo of Medi Osaka with the previous one here.  In a day of unloading salt, the ship is almost 20 feet LESS deep in the water.  The vessel leaves today after an additional three days of unloading, and I wish I could be there to photograph it empty for comparison, but .  .  . inland works interferes.

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Alpine Stealth . . . there’s irony in naming a bright orange vessel anything stealth.  Here was a previous one.  And here . .  . scroll through, check out the stack design on V8 Stealth II.

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For scale, see the crewman on the whaleback of this MSC–not Military Sealift Command–container vessel.

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MSC Lorena carries a whole block of reefers just aft of the house.

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As MSC Martina heads out to sea past Minerva Julie, notice the wings

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along either side of her stack.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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