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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 […]

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 […]

Random Ships 90

According to PANYNJ stats, May 2021 saw 396,417 loaded teus arrive in the sixth boro;  May 2020 saw 266,004!    That is an increase of 49%.  Exports of loaded teus in May this year totaled 134,458 versus 95,462 last year, an increase if 40.8%.  So the port is  . . . busy.  So as I’ve done […]

Random Ships 89

I’ve done dense traffic posts, and actually this is one. The 3-mile strait can get quite busy.   Petroleum and all other goods, manufactured and raw, transit. Key word here is busy.   Sometimes large vessels seem to be on a collision course, but that’s just trompe-l’œil …. Yesterday, at one point it was unusually […]

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 […]

Random Ships 88

This is flamboyance personified . . . well, at least shipified. This 6724 teu vessel began life in 2010 at Mol Magnificence, with a much less flashy color. This 8468 teu vessel, taking on fuel in Gravesend Bay carries an unlikely name,  America, registered in Limassol.  Previous names include CSCL America and MSC Baltic. This […]

Random Ships 87

The Kill Van Kull is a relatively narrow strait, but skill and experience allows passing like this to occur routinely.   Zim Tarragona (856′ x 106′) and CMA CGM Tosca (1096′ x 140′) need to mind the physics in this passage. MSC Toronto (1065′ x 140′) heads into Port Elizabeth with another container ship not far […]

Random Ships 86

This is “restricted visibility,” and as you can imagine, lots of fog horn blasts were sounded.  An alternative explanation is that APL Dublin just folds herself into another dimension.  The ship was launched in 2012. Believe it or not, the vessel below is also APL Dublin, photo taken about 10 minutes earlier in a less […]

Random Ships 85

“As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean” is a line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner 220 years ago.  This ship might be painted, and the ocean and sky nicely colored, but that ship is certainly not idle. MOL Glide  . . . glided in through the Narrows a […]

Random Ships 84

I’d wager that more than two thousand cargo ships dock in the sixth boro each year.  This morning as I write this, I count  20 in all, including the second of the 15k ULCVs, CMA CGM Panama.  No, I didn’t get photos because . . . I was workbound. All these photos I took in […]