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Random ROROs

One day in April, I noticed five ROROs in the sixth boro at the same time.I’m think the volume of ROROs in the port has increased.  Anyone have substantiation of that hunch? Contemporary ROROs look quite similar one to the other, but a careful point by point comparison reveals differences.  Look at them here. Hoegh […]

RORO Variation

In the continuing project of posting a sampling of the variety of vessels calling in the sixth boro, here’s a variation on the RORO profile.  Click here to see the many previous RORO posts.   Several minutes before I took this photo, I saw it and couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing. It’s about […]

Hay & Straw RORO

If equestrians and carriage riders must eat, snack, and graze, and truckloads of such ingestibles roll off and back on, then the same needs must be met for the steeds. Trailers of ponies come with their own picnic lunch . . .     Pallets of the sustenance roll off. Ditto the straw. All photos […]

RORO and FLOFLO 2

Here was the first in this series of titles, from almost seven years ago. The barge with green containers, the bridge, and the Glovis roll on-roll off (RORO) vessel all look great bathed in January morning light, a bit of wolf moon light thrown in as well. I don’t know if this RORO has called […]

RORO and FLOFLO

RORO . .   I don’t know how long ago this acronym entered English.  This one has a particularly interesting name, although the naming convention for all NYK ROROs uses mythological references and then the “last name” LEADER.  Aphrodite comes from Toyohashi Shipbuilding. Click here for an informational site on ROROs.  Now I have to […]

Names 38

Uh . . . Other than that the name of the vessel below seems entirely Thai, I don’t know what to say. Want a list of Stolt tankers?  Click here. Sypress, I believe, is the Norwegian name for the conifer tree spelled differently in English.  For all the ones already posted in tugster, click here. […]

Assists 6

Here goes another 3-fer, three cargo vessels making their way again through the KVK simultaneously.  JRT here at dawn assists orange juice carrier Orange Blossom 2 through the ConHook Range. Jonathan C passes in front of them, returning from assisting another vessel now bound for sea. Right behind the juice carrier is a box ship. […]

Random Ships 61

Let’s start with some goat names . . .  Capricornus Leader and Onego Capri.  In the background and in true Chekhov’s gun fashion . . . that mark on the horizon, well . . .   that’s the intriguingly named Ship John Shoal.  I always wonder what self-propelled machines are encased in these ROROs. Again […]

Lake Loop 6: The Island

Motor vehicles –except two for the police and fire–are not permitted on Mackinac Island;  a RORO named Corsair runs supply trailers to the dock, where all cargo is transshipped onto wagons pulled by horses. Corsair, that RORO, was built in Rhode Island by Blount in 1955. Bicycles and horses provide transport on the island. Horses […]

Lake Loop 4: Archipelagos

This photo I took from the Manitou Passage.  To the west, South Manitou Light is located on an island by the same name.  Sleeping Bear Dunes to the east. The photo below is not very good, but it serves to hint at the the existence of a shipwreck.  SS Francisco Morazon ended her service on a sand […]