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Exotics 5 Redux

This is not your typical sixth boro scene. Back in January 2018, I posted photos of Fugro Explorer.  I recall it was cold cold, and my fingers hurt holding the camera.  Now you can sense the heat by the amount of moisture in the air already just before 0700. She’s not a new vessel at […]

Exotics 18

If you’ve forgotten why I call these exotic, it comes from a bird book I have on the shelf.  Read about it here. RV Ridley Scott Thomas came into the sixth boro yesterday, arriving here between Driftmaster, 1949–exotic in a different way–and the light, West Bank. Here’s my question:  where and when was Ridley Thomas […]

Local Exotics

I realize the oxymoronic twist of this title . . . local v. exotic . . . but these are boats that are seldom seen.  When this stack and upper superstructure first cameinto view, i suspected it might be one of those ghost AIS signals like Hunter D or No. 11 Asomaru I’ve been noticing […]

Exotics 17

. . .I finally caught photos of Decisive, just a few hours ago, coming into the sixth boro. Some of you may recognize the crewman with the orange hard hat. Decisive is in the cable business . . . i.e., these are the cable guys. Since I’m right against my post time, I’ll keep the […]

Exotics Convergence

Polling has not yet ended, the clock goes on for two more days now, since I got a bunch of votes last night. With all certainty, though, polls will close on December 21 . . .  earlier if two days elapse without a single new vote.  Your votes and suggestions –in comments and in emails–have […]

Exotics 16

Here the previous posts on exotics, vessels not typically seen in the sixth boro.  I take the label from birders, as they use it to classify birds. Regulus is a 2014 product of Thoma-Sea in conjunction with TAI. She left to go offshore yesterday, but she’d been at the Bayonne dry dock at least a […]

Exotics 15 and 16

I could be wrong, but a raft of unusual vessels coming through the sixth boro recently is related to priorities set and now contracts signed by a NYS agency created in 1975 called NYSERDA.  Three organizations you’ll be hearing a lot from are Equinor Wind US, Ørsted A/S, and Eversource Energy, and their projects Empire Wind […]

Exotics 14

The first photo here comes thanks to Tony A.  Shelia Bordelon has been on this blog before;  I believe she has now left the area, mission accomplished. Fugro Enterprise has been here before also, that time on a day that the red did not photograph well.  This morning she headed out to sea, mission ongoing, […]

Exotics 13

Have a look at this vessel, possibly calling in the sixth boro for the first time ever.   Any ideas? Guesses as to the location of Leith?  Click here to find out.   Kommandor Iona is a research vessel operated by Hays Ships. These days it seems the submarine terrain of the New York Bight […]

Exotics 12

By now you’ve seen a trend in several posts . . . my showing you what my eyes want to misperceive.  Does this not look like a tug with a heaping deckload on a barge?   I took the shot Sunday in the rain, camera protected by an umbrella.   Precipitation diffuses the subject. A […]