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I caught her at the fuel dock the other day, and knew a bit of back story.  Do you recall seeing her before on this blog? Since she was fueling and I was not waiting around for that process to end, I left.  I wish I’d gotten a 360-degree view, because changed paint really changes […]

Names 50

Sometimes dragons seem to gather in the sixth boro.  Last weekend seemed to have an esoteric South American theme, which I took the liberty of intensifying by adding to this post some vessels from before last weekend. Bulk Colombia is still in port over at Atlantic salt discharging white stuff . . . salt of […]

Names 49

Do you have associations with the term “banana boat,” like maybe a song . . . this one?  I’ll bet you’ve sung along. Get my drift?   Maybe not yet? I’m no good judge of how common the word “platanos” is in English because it’s been in my vocabulary for too long. Painted battleship gray […]

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Call this a case of the common and the obscure.  See the name on that tanker? Of course, and we know the name well for his fables despite his and their antiquity.  The crude tanker was launched in 2012. But how about this one?  I had to look it up. But if you know sci-fi […]

Names 47

Is the Commander around here too?  How about the Mistress, although that name might cause some complications or misgivings.    Other names I’ve recently noticed on AIS approaching the sixth boro include Artemis Angler (great name for a research vessel, although I associate Artemis more with hunting than fishing) and King Baton Rouge.  King Red Stick […]

New Exotics, New Names

I’ve done “new hulls, new names” and “old hulls and old and new names” and “new hulls, lines, and liveries.”  Sorry I could not have come up with more streamlined nomenclature. But I hope, as always, you enjoy these photos all taken on an ideal last day of summer.  If summer has to end, this […]

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Some names might be terrifying, like “This is Conqueror, approaching the Narrows.”  By the way, this vessel was here some years back as Energy Conqueror.  It seems sights and ambitions have broadened.  Equally chilling though oxymoronic might be this one:  “Big Bang has anchored.” A lot of vessels are named for birds, like ONE Stork […]

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Credits at the bottom . . . I took none of these photos. Above and below . . . CMA CGM Jules Verne is the second 16k + teu vessel to call in the sixth boro.  She arrived at night and she departed at night.  Another interesting feature of this Explorer-class CMA CGM vessel is […]

Old Hulls, New Names Redux

I’m following up here from May, this post. I won’t tell you the name yet, but here are some hints:  she carried the same name for 40 years and it was changed only in this fall. More clues:  106′ x 35′ and 5100 hp. This is a deviation from her new livery, but if you’re […]

New Names, New Hulls 2

Here was the the first in this series. You can’t see the signage, but I have it on good authority that the 1982 Ellen S. Bouchard is now Jeffrey S.  And heading for the sixth boro is the 1982 ex-Rhea I. Bouchard, newly named, The Beatrice. Also new to the sixth boro and only recently launched […]