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I’ve seen this Explorer class CMA CGM once before, at least.  I’m not counting on CMA CGM Zheng He to call in the sixth boro, unfortunately.  If you don’t know the namesake of that ship, Admiral Zheng He, he’s someone to find more about. You can start here

It gives no consolation that CMA CGM Magellan, here in October, came and went unrecorded by my camera. 

If you don’t know much about the namesake of this ship, for example how many times he actually crossed the Atlantic and about which there is some controversy, click here.

What caught my attention most, though, was the patches of hoarfrost on the hull of the ship.  It should not be a surprise, because the same stuff coated my windshield yesterday morning. 

More patches are here.  But then, it was the stark distinction between the light/shadow on the tug, on JRT.

Then shadows appeared, burnt into the frozen hull.

See the docking pilot himself and the shadow?

See the pilot nearing the bottom of the ladder and reaching out for the deck hand?

Happy November, all, from WVD.

Here’s an annotated version of one of yesterday’s photos.

Below is an F.1 with wings removed. Christian writes” It’s Mirage F1 for sure as it’s an up-wing aircraft. On your second picture you can see the junction place body/wing  (right side is forward – left side aft of the aicraft)  
On my picture (below) the Mirage F1 is  opposite side (right forward) but you can see the same  body to wing junction and then with the yellow arrow you can see the same fairing. 
About the Kfir : first of all it’s not a Dassault and/or French built but an Israeli made aircraft. I’m almost sure that Israel never sold to Saudi !       
I’m thinking that the ones (on the container ship) are former Jordanian and are just coming to from Jordan via Saudi – sold to the US compagny  ATAC for spare parts. “

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