Taking photos in the sixth boro is a real luxury, providing a wealth of subjects.  Ava M. was escorting a Maersk ship in, and I’ll post about that later.  For now let’s focus on the CMA CGM box ship.

Colomb dates from 2009, but this was my first time to catch her in the boro.  She’s one of five Explorer-class 13,830 teu boats.  Previously, I’ve posted photos of Vespucci and Corte Real, leaving Lapérouse and Magellan.  But there’s some unusual about Colomb, first of the series.  I’ll let you ponder that.

Given her dimensions of 1199′ x 168′, profile photos of her aren’t that interesting, although

if you zoom out a bit to catch the west end of the VZ bridge and the waning snow moon . . .  it helps a bit, maybe.

Powering her, at that time to Norfolk, is a single Wärtsilä-Hyundai 14RT-flex96C generating107,390 hp!

And the unusual feature?

All photos, WVD, who was surprised that she carries passengers!  Read more here, although I’m not sure this info is up to date.