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Odfjell tankers of this and recent generations all look the same, so since I was able to get only the name, you can conjure up the rest.  Bow Chain here was departing NYC and is currently in Houston.  Previously, Bow Chain appeared on this blog here. Previous Odfjell tankers in the sixth boro include Bow __ (Cecil, Clipper, Fortune, Hector, Jubail, Performer, Riyad, Sirius, Summer, Trajectory).  This time it’s in need of some Bow PAINT!

Seaways Silvermar the other day was being lightered, while anchored across the channel from “dem five.”  No really . . . the DEM FIVE vessel there

was Alice Star.  Dem Five is a new fleet–actually managed by Lydia Starfor me.   Maybe it’s time I dust off the “names” series.

Erato is one of the smaller container vessels that call at the Red Hook port, and mostly Caribbean ports.  I know I’ve seen her before, but this is the first time she appears on tugster, I believe.  As of this writing, she’s already shuttling back north from Jamaica.

Since we’re nearing the end of a decade–and weather has not been conducive to getting out for photos–here’s a glance back to December 2009 . . . and an unfortunately blurry pic of President Polk, escorted out by McAllister Responder.

The 1988 APL ship, built in Germany in 1988, was 400′ shorter than the largest and now commonplace ULCVs now calling here and that carry about 10,000 (!!!) more containers.

She caught my attention here 10 years ago because of these unusual parts of her cargo, shipping out.

 

She was beached at Chittagong for scrapping in summer 2013.

All photos, even the blurry one, by Will Van Dorp.

 

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