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Here from five years ago was 2.   And from four years ago, here’s the last time (I think) I featured MOL Efficiency.   I wonder how many  hundreds of thousands of sea miles and dollars of cargo she’s moved since then.

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But yesterday,  . .  that was Torm Ismini at the dock and McAllister Sisters on the bow of the MOL ship.

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And to take care of all ID’s first . . . that’s Hubert Bays in the distance.  But look at Robert E. McAllister . . .

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Line on . . . exerting steering in indirect mode.

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Twas beautiful to watch.

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Two minutes later . . . the towline is slack . . . until it would again be needed somewhere to the west.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who thanks the Robert crew for the demo.

Unrelated Q:  There is a major player in heavy lift and project cargoes named BBC Chartering.  What do the letters BBC expand to in this case?  I’m asking because I do not know . . .

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