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When I saw a parade of Moran tugs heading to meet a ship or some ships, I suspected something large was coming.

And when she appeared around the bend, she did look quite large,

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Cosco Napoli did, and much as I wanted to keep my hands in my pockets, I took the photos I could.

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Kirby Moran (6000 hp) assisted.  I’m not sure if Margaret Moran (3000 hp)–to starboard–was assisting also.

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and JRT Moran (6000 hp) was back there . . .

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That’s a total of 15,000 tugboat hp, i.e., 11,185 kW, I believe.  Cosco Napoli‘s engine is rated at 69,620 kW, which converts to 93,362 hp, if I used the correct horsepower conversion, and I know how complicated the “horsepower” is.

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So, for some more numbers:  Cosco Napoli, capacity of 8000+  teu.  1099′ loa x 137′ x 45′

Comparing this container vessel to the largest one recently arrived in Oakland and Long Beach, CMA CGM Ben Franklin is 63,910 kW, 18,000+ teu, and 1309′ x 177′ x 37.’

Here’s another comparison, CSCL Indian Ocean recently grounded on the Elbe . . . her numbers look like this:  69,720 kW, 19,000+ teu, and 1311′ x 192′ x  39.’

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

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