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Random Ships 100

Truth be told, I should have passed this 100 milestone long ago, but I forestalled a number of times by differentiating within the title:  for example, besides the August 2007 starting point of random ships 1 but also random ships *1 and really random ships 1 posted inAugust 2016 and March 2019. Forestalled or not, […]

Random Ships 99

Every day is Thanksgiving, but we dedicate one day to talk about it.  One undeniable detail of the US popular T’giving narrative involves a transAtlantic vessel, Mayflower.  Some of this info about the Mayflower might be new. Less than a decade after arriving in North America, it may have been dismantled and used in a […]

Random Ships 99

It’s been months since I used this title, so let me play some catch-up. with a RORO and an ULCV.   The RORO RCC Africa is the oldest vessel in this post, launched 2004. Its dimensions are 656′ x 105′ and at this moment it’s heading from the east to the west side of South American […]

Random Ships 98

They come, they go . . . and we never get to know more than the names, unless something unusual happens, as was the case with Ever Forward.  More on that at the end of this post.  Some names are intriguing, like CMA CGM Osiris, likely among the newest cargo ships calling in the sixth […]

Random Ships 97

Back to historical Barge Canal photos tomorrow, but today I’m back in the boros, where the birds are singing in the sunny low    60s!  Because I’ve been inland, all photos come from very recent archives, like Balsa 85, a small general cargo carrying a bulk cargo of sugar in the holds of her petite 348′ […]

Random Ships 96

or I could call this Boxing Day 2. Denak Voyager hauls scrap in her big boxy holds regularly from the sixth boro to Turkey. This was my first time seeing the 2012 New York Express    or Varna Bay. Guthorm Maersk has called here before. Ditto San Cristobal. ONE München has appeared on this blog before, […]

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 […]

Random Ships 94

You want novelty?  Something new is always happening in the sixth boro, machines and people bringing goods from unimaginable places on the planet. Full like the 2006 Palena and empty like below.   The 1998 Mississauga Express likely came in to gather up empty boxes. Such a vessel is sometimes called a “sweeper,” sweeping out a […]

Random Ships 93

In several hours yesterday, a diverse set of vessels came by.  I could begin with Chemical Pioneer, a 1968 vessel that’s been calling here in some form for half a century.  She first called here as a container ship, until  her big fire. As Chemical Pioneer was assisted into a berth in Bayonne, an MSC […]

Random Ships 92

Random maybe but mostly Nord Summit appears here while lightering in the Upper Bay for about a week before heading upriver to Coeymans.  Obsidian was in the boro a bit, but has now headed for the Gulf port of Houston.  Foreshortening makes it appear these cranes would crash. Had you noticed Emma Miller, little lube […]