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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 […]

Random Ships 83

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  I hope folks who believe the Jones Act should be repealed read this and inform themselves.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 […]