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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Random Ships 83

Remember Laura Maersk, the unusual tow from back in mid-June?  An engine room explosion disabled her, and she had to be towed in for repairs.  Well . . .  below are her tracks from yesterday . . .  first sea trials . . . aka a “test drive” and then she made a beeline for […]

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. […]