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ONE Apus 2

I took these photos of ONE Apus a year and a half ago while she first approached the sixth boro.  It was a calm and bright day. This is what 14000 teu neatly stacked looks like. For scale, see the crewman on the bow of JRT Moran as the messenger line hauls the heavy line […]

Random Ships 91

Today’s post recognizes the variety of ships calling in the sixth boro.  Like a bulker Medi Astoria, cement self-unloader NACC New Yorker, a very large but not quite VLCC crude carrier Sonangol Cabinda, small bulker Century Dream, crude tanker Bergitta, [I wonder how coating damage like this happens.] a 6500 teu Maersk Sembawang named for […]

ONE Apus

While waiting for Triton, I had a surprise, a big pink surprise.  I hope someone gets photos of Triton when she departs. But here, 24 days and 13 hours out of Singapore, it’s ONE Apus, which rhymes with “tape us.”  Since she’s a duplicate, I think, of ONE Stork, I assumed an apus referred to […]

Lashing and More

The ONE Apus “dump” must have some folks wondering how containers are secured.  The answer is lashing, and it is not new, but it has changed over centuries.  Today’s lashing rods are an outgrowth of containerization, attempts to prevent what happened with ONE Apus and many other vessels.  See the turnbuckles on the lower ends […]

Random Ships 95

It’s been over a month since I did a thoroughly non-scientific sampling of ships in the boro. I’ve not gotten photos this time, but ONE Apus is back in town after a long hiatus, a time to reconstruct the cells after a Pacific mishap.  Above, not quite a month on, Nordspring is in the Atlantic […]

2020 Calendar April and May

I did not forget in the beginning of April about the 2020 calendar enhancement;  there were just too any things going on! So today I both catch up, and get ahead.  And according to my accounting robot, today I post for the 4,500th time.  Champagne is spilling all over my editor’s floor, but he’s not […]

For the Birds 10

Ships with bird names seem plentiful this year.  Recall One Ibis, ONE Apus, ONE Stork, CM CGM Aquila,  Oyster Catcher, NYK Falcon, NYK Crane… I could go on.   In the past months and not posted here, I’ve seen tankers like BW Raven and Yasa Flamingo, Yasa Hawk and Yasa Swan…, but this guy, a bufflehead, […]

Something Different 42

The spate of vessels these days with bird names like Shearwater, ONE Apus, ONE Stork, NYK Crane, NYK Blue Jay, NYK Falcon, Dodo, Southern Owl . . . prompts this post. During the time I sit by the water, I sometimes walk circles for exercise or talk to folks.  I listen to the radio occasionally. […]