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Random Sixth Boro 12

It’s hard to beat morning light for drama, as is the case here with QM2 getting assisted by James D. and Doris Moran into her berth in Red Hook, as I shoot into that light. Taken only a few minutes later, this photo of FV Eastern Welder dragging the bottom in front of the Weeks […]

Random ULCVs 5

Glovis Cosmos has a beam of 105′.  YM Warmth . . . 167′.  Of course, we’re looking at the pier from an angle,so there’s that accentuating the difference in beam.  We’ll return to YM Warmth. The next day just after 0600, CMA CGM A. Lincoln appeared around Bergen Point with an entourage of tugboats.   […]

Names 42

Today’s post will have low verbal density, but I could not pass up noting the arrival of a vessel named Captain Haddock, especially since it’s a bulk carrier with a salt cargo, not a fishing boat. This is just a hint; it is a container vessel but with many refrigerated plug ins, it might just […]

Random ROROs

One day in April, I noticed five ROROs in the sixth boro at the same time.I’m think the volume of ROROs in the port has increased.  Anyone have substantiation of that hunch? Contemporary ROROs look quite similar one to the other, but a careful point by point comparison reveals differences.  Look at them here. Hoegh […]

Names 38

Uh . . . Other than that the name of the vessel below seems entirely Thai, I don’t know what to say. Want a list of Stolt tankers?  Click here. Sypress, I believe, is the Norwegian name for the conifer tree spelled differently in English.  For all the ones already posted in tugster, click here. […]

Flags of Convenience 6

aka “that you can choose your registry is something I’ve never fully understood.”  I suppose some folks prefer the term “open registry.”  Check all these different registries, FoCs, all taken in the past 30 days!  Here are previous installments. Let’s start with Maersk, the largest overseas cargo transport company in the world, based in Copenhagen, […]

Assists 6

Here goes another 3-fer, three cargo vessels making their way again through the KVK simultaneously.  JRT here at dawn assists orange juice carrier Orange Blossom 2 through the ConHook Range. Jonathan C passes in front of them, returning from assisting another vessel now bound for sea. Right behind the juice carrier is a box ship. […]

Random Tugs 259

Memorial Day weekend 2019 . . .  and we should all remember the meaning, whether we’re working or vacating from work. You can read the names on the vessels or on the tags.           All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’d included no links in this post except the one that […]

Small Craft 21

It’s that time of year. Some small commercial fishing boats do stay around in winter, but I don’t recall seeing Never Enuff in frigid weather. Catamarans like Good Karma might sail all winter, but down south ….   Jackie C . . . a dive boat?   I didn’t catch a name on this trap […]

RORO and FLOFLO 2

Here was the first in this series of titles, from almost seven years ago. The barge with green containers, the bridge, and the Glovis roll on-roll off (RORO) vessel all look great bathed in January morning light, a bit of wolf moon light thrown in as well. I don’t know if this RORO has called […]