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CMA CGM Chile

I happened onto a very busy sunrise this morning, five ships of which two were ULCVs and a half dozen of so tugboats can be seen. The first ULCV was CMA CGM Chile, and the light, as last night’s Hunter’s Moon settled in the west, was perfect. Marie J Turecamo and Margaret Moran assisted, Here […]

CMA CGM Christophe Colomb

  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 […]

CMA CGM 15000 B

Here was the part A.  CMA CGM Argentina, sister toMexico and Brazil, steamed up the coast Sunday evening, making me think I’d miss it.  But it dropped anchor 15 or so miles off Point Pleasant, and stayed there making pattern like this.  Another ULCV was similarly anchored off Jones Beach, and it came into the […]

CMA CGM Mexico

About two months ago, CMA CGM Brazil called in the sixth boro.  She’s one of four 15000 teu vessels, the largest ULCVs to date to call here.  Recently, the next one visited, CMA CGM Mexico.   Technically, her capacity is 15,128 teus. I’ve stated this before:  a vessel this size makes the boro’s largest assist tugs […]

CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci 2

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 […]

CMA CGM 15000

Remember the post on the CMA CGM 14414s?  How about the Wall of New York? Below you are looking at 25,000 teu on the Maersk PLUS the CMA CGM vessels, Maersk 10k and CMA CGM 15k, making this the largest ULCV yet to call in the sixth boro, CMA CGM Brazil.  Brazil came off the ways […]

CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci

The Canadas and I were attentive, but it was really just another ULCV.  This was was named for Columbus’ detractor.  Ironically, Maersk Columbus will be arriving in the sixth boro today. It struck me as remarkable that in spite of the number of containers visible–and of course many more are invisible–Vespucci rode fairly high in […]

CMA CGM T. Roosevelt

I’m happy to lead with two photos Lydia Wong took last September when CMA CGM T. Roosevelt arrived on her first voyage into the sixth boro.  Like “new car smell” T. Roos carried an atypically uniform CMA CGM container load, at least along the edges; they’re ALL blue. When Lydia took these, I was somewhere […]

CMA CGM 14,414s

A different post was scheduled for today, but when good fortune smiles, I smile.  Behold  J. Adams bound for sea, as she could not have a year ago . . . in fact, she may very well not even have been completely fitted out a year ago. As of this writing, I believe that J. Adams and […]

From the Line Locker 36

Sometimes I’m conflicted about what to post, like today with too many competing stories, and we’ll start with news, and Cisne Branco, which translates as “white swan.”  The photo below shows Cisne Branco, a Brazilian Navy training vessel,  in the sixth boro in May 2012 for a sixth boro OpSail event.  Earlier this week, the […]