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Random ULCVs 6

0545 at the Narrows . . . in the hazy days of summer . . . nothing beats it. I had not come here just to beat the heat. Surprisingly, Turecamo Girls (I believe) delivered the docking pilot. Then she dropped back, to where one of the 6000s took the stern and another the bow. […]

Random ULCVs 8

A big bridge and two large ships, Atlantic Sky , a CONRO vessel, and Hyundai Speed, part of the Together class of 13,082 teu vessels out working the oceans since 2012 already.  Can anyone help me understand the yellowish tinge to that plume?   In contrast to a fully loaded Hyundai Speed,the 2012 Al Qibla […]

Random ULCVs 2

Here was the first in the series.  It does seem a greater percentage of container ships calling in the the sixth boro are  ULCVs.  Hyundai Hope arrived here on Saturday. and from here, where she departed midmorning today,  she goes into the port of Wilmington.  She must be a sight to see there.  HMM, Hyundai […]

Random Ships 82

What’s visible for now is Pegasus and Maersk Seletar, but behind the container ship and soon to emerge is Mukaddes Kalkavan.  A few hours later, I saw Seletar doing 22 kts heading south along the Jersey coast.  Seletar is an area in Singapore. Ava escorts Mukaddes Kalkavan into the port from the starboard bow. Scot […]

Random ULCVs 3

I’m still not over how large these vessels are.  Note the two Moran tugs off the stern of ONE Minato. As for numbers, she’s 1200′ x 167′.  They’re all approximately this length, which is roughly what the Empire State Building is without its spire.  She has capacity of 13,900 teu.  She was built near Hiroshima […]

Something Different 59

See the draft numbers? Here‘s a good definition of and discussion of their usages.  I pay attention to these just because I’m a curious layperson. These appear in multiple locations around the hull because draft varies longitudinally. The markings here I’ve read near the stern, as below, or the bow. This bulk carrier had discharged […]

Really Random Ships 2

This is a very mixed bag:  differing locations, times, and type of ships. Installment 1 was from a very different time, two years and a few weeks ago.  The first three photos come thanks to Steve Munoz.  1990.  Somewhere on the Hudson . . . I can’t quite place it.  Penhors, launched 1986, is no […]

Stacks 7

Identity and ownership or affiliation can be read from vessel stacks.  Seeing the photo below with the gray, blue, and gold rings over a white stack . . .  you might know that could be only one of two vessels, USNS Comfort, which it is, or USNC Mercy.  Other USNS or Military Sealift Command vessels […]

Random ULCVs 9

Find a great diagram here, as well as this quote:  “container carrying capacity has increased 1200% since 1968.”  This increased size drives developments in escort tugs. As of 2021, the sixth boro has accommodated vessels no larger than 15,000 teu, like CMA CGM Argentina.  These can be called mother ships, since they can call in […]

Fall 2020 Fishing

Fishing grounds . . . the NJ Upper Bay portion of the sixth boro. Quick question to be answered at the end of the post:  how many commercial fishing ports does NJ have and can you name them?  Eastern Welder is a perennial boat here;  Hyundai Victory is one of the ULCVs newly recent here. […]