It’s another dark, rainy day in the sixth boro, so let’s recall the vibes of a warm, sunny September last week and BBC Kimberley swooping through the KVK.

Does it get more photogenic?!

Kirby Moran escorts at a distance until needed.

Name the country of “St. John’s” registry?  Answer follows.  While we’re at it, how about BBC . . . what does it expand to?  British broadcasting  . .   uh, no.


Here rounding Bergen Point and heading into a berth, later BBC Kimberley stayed in port only a short time.

All photos last week, WVD.

St. John’s is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda.  It’s also the name of the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, whereas St. John [no apostrophe or s] is the port city of New Brunswick.

The ship registry was established in 1986 and lists 1400 vessels.

And BBC expands to “Briese Bischoff Chartering,” a shipping group of more than 150 general cargo vessels based in the Ems watershed. “Briese” refers to BBC partners Captain Roelf Briese and Bruno Bischoff.  Anyone visit much along the Ems international border and the outlying islands?  If you’ve not read Riddle of the Sands, put it on your list.