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Seen from this angle, Houston Star, 817′ x 144′,  is a wide-bodied petroleum carrier, recently

assisted in with

 

Kirby Moran on her port side.   I was having difficulty finding more info about the tanker until, using her IMO number,  I stumbled onto her previous name.  Any guesses?

 

This, I gather, is an ice breaking bow.

All photos and investigations by Will Van Dorp, who was surprised to learn that Houston Star was once named for the Egyptian goddess, Isis.

And here’s an interesting cable-laying vessel that came into the sixth boro this morning . . . while I was tied up.  It’s a poor photo of Decisive, but if you out there got some better ones, I’d love to hear from you.

 

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