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Remember Laura Maersk, the unusual tow from back in mid-June?  An engine room explosion disabled her, and she had to be towed in for repairs.  Well . . .  below are her tracks from yesterday . . .  first sea trials . . . aka a “test drive” and then she made a beeline for […]

Random Ships 82

What’s visible for now is Pegasus and Maersk Seletar, but behind the container ship and soon to emerge is Mukaddes Kalkavan.  A few hours later, I saw Seletar doing 22 kts heading south along the Jersey coast.  Seletar is an area in Singapore. Ava escorts Mukaddes Kalkavan into the port from the starboard bow. Scot […]

Random Ships 81

Atina was spinning to starboard before heading out to sea on a sixth boro ebb as a boost to the next port . . . in the Bahamas. YM Witness, a great name, was doing the same . . . the milk run down the East Coast. Höegh Transporter had been pacing and anchoring and […]

Random Ships 80

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act.  I hope folks who believe the Jones Act should be repealed read this and inform themselves.  A good place to start is here, a well-written editorial from gCaptain from a few years ago. Sunshine State, one of five tankers managed by Crowley, is an example of […]

Random Ships 79

In case you’re keeping track, I’ve been home a long time quite a while, happy to help by staying put.  I’ve had harder work, and I’m really busy.  Nautical Sarah is still in town, a week and a half after she appeared to be departing. USNS Watkins has been all the way to Florida, I […]

Random Ships 78

Seen in and around the sixth boro in the past weeks . . .  is this batch, starting with BBC Germany, heading up the North River. Kitikmeot W had Dory alongside, She was previously . . . Icdas 09. Genava, homeported in the impossible saltwater port of Basel and formerly Tsuneishi Zhoushan Ss 180, discharges […]

Random Ships 77

Kodiak Island came in with salt and went out with scrap, which she’s taking to Turkey. St Paul came in escorted by Ellen McAllister.   SM Line is less than five years old, having risen from the ashes of Hanjin.  I’d not noticed them here before, but then again, some change is inconspicuous. Seatrade White […]

Random Ships 76

Lest someone think all container ships built these days or calling in the sixth boro are ULCVs, consider YM Evolution.  She was launched less than 10 years ago and has a teu capacity less than 5000.  The company is based in Taiwan. I’ve seen Ebony Ray before, but this is the first time I post […]

Random Ships 75

Odfjell tankers of this and recent generations all look the same, so since I was able to get only the name, you can conjure up the rest.  Bow Chain here was departing NYC and is currently in Houston.  Previously, Bow Chain appeared on this blog here. Previous Odfjell tankers in the sixth boro include Bow […]

Random Ships 74

Mostly just photos sometimes, like today . . . Wide Bravo dates from 2014.   BW Raven is a year newer. Gustav Maersk must have seemed huge when she was launched in 2008 as Mette Maersk. x Finally, Cosco Shipping Camellia, 2018, wh knows how she’ll be viewed in 2028? That bow surely spritzes up […]