You’ve seen this boat right in this location two years ago here.

And yet to see her pirouette around, waiting for “sail time,” was a treat.  She’s fairly new boat, 2007, 105′ x 38′ and twin CAT 3516Bs generating 4800hp.

Someone may have been learning the drift, the current.

Finally, show time came and she was on her way, Penn No. 2, quite light.  Since the barge is designed for black oil/asphalt, I’m guessing the boilers are shut off.  Maybe not, since that would allow a film of residue to cake on.  Maybe someone can help me out here.

She heads out alongside, but

the wire is already rigged for a quick evolution.

Once clear of the Kills, she went on the wire and out to sea.

All photos, WVD.