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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 […]

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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 […]

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See at what point you can read the name of this tanker.  Then ask yourself what it’s registry is. Launched in 2009, her previous name was Caspian Galaxy.   Backlit photos have their own mystery. So now you’ve got the name, I suppose . . . what’s the registry?   China Dawn is a fairly […]

New Hulls, New Names

ACV Enviro provides boom service at IMTT;  this means they use a small boat to deploy and retrieve oil containment precautionary booms around vessels  transferring petroleum products there.  Here and here are examples appearing here previously. I don’t know how long booming has been required– years, I suppose;  it’s not new. Miss Beth, however, is […]

Old Hulls, Old and New Names

Not quite half a year ago, I used a variation on this title, but photos I took yesterday necessitate a modification as you see above.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this nameplate on the most famous–and only–wooden hulled tugboat in the sixth boro. I’d noticed before on AIS that there was USCG vessel in […]

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It’s coming ’round the bend, with a name like this, you know I’ve been saving it. All the horses in the harbor can’t hold it back . . . All photos and sentiments by WVD, who’s still wearing his Covid-19 ankle bracelet.  And for what it’s worth, Hope has left us . . . and […]

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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 […]

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Port Shanghai just happens these days to be in a berth on Staten Island discharging salt from Chile. I know what this says, but I can’t claim to read it until I study Greek. Thor Integrity I CAN read, but until I know Thai, I can’t vouch for “Thor Integrity” being a translation. Chinese is […]