Click on the photo below for credits and context.  I’ve never seen VLCC Bay Ridge, but I’d love to see her now as she approaches her 36th year afloat.    This will be her last year, as she is currently being scrapped in Aliaga, Turkey, after nearly two decades serving as a FPSO unit off the coast of Angola.  Click here for a photo of the Brooklyn built vessel today as well as some controversy involved in the scrapping, as you can read here.

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To see this product of skilled Brooklyn labor under tow from Angola to Turkey, click here and scroll not quite halfway through. Finally click here for many more photos of Kuito, ex-Bay Ridge.

Below are two marginally related photos of an FPSO under tow into Rio harbor in July 2013.

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For more of my Rio photos, click here or type JR into the search window.   Both color photos by Will Van Dorp.