Although some companies do most of the ship assist work in the sixth boro, others do some as well, as in here.

Still I was mildly surprised when I saw Mary Alice assisting Silver Ray the other day. 

Note the docking pilot on the starboard bridge wing of the tanker, radio communicating with the tug.

The near winter sunrise made a doppelgänger for the tug.

Job complete, Mary Alice heads for the next job, shrunk by the bow of the id outbound containership.

Is it just me, but has “silver” become a popular name in the harbor?

Happy December, stay healthy, and . . all photos, WVD.