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Random ULCVs 2

Here was the first in the series.  It does seem a greater percentage of container ships calling in the the sixth boro are  ULCVs.  Hyundai Hope arrived here on Saturday. and from here, where she departed midmorning today,  she goes into the port of Wilmington.  She must be a sight to see there.  HMM, Hyundai […]

Random ULCVs 1

Update on the calendar voting, i.e., “polling… 1 through 4”   you’ve now seen the options for each month, but voting remains open, and I’m still accepting candidates for the December page.  And I’m grateful for all the voting so far. Less than a handful of years back, a buzz could be heard in all […]

Profiles 2

Installment 1 was a long time ago.  But the hazy days of summer bring the inspiration back.  Any idea what this is?  Answers follow below. Or this?  I took all the photos in this post a few days ago–Sunday–afternoon from near the VZ Bridge. Here’s an easier one maybe. This one is a bit weird. […]

Flags of Convenience 6

aka “that you can choose your registry is something I’ve never fully understood.”  I suppose some folks prefer the term “open registry.”  Check all these different registries, FoCs, all taken in the past 30 days!  Here are previous installments. Let’s start with Maersk, the largest overseas cargo transport company in the world, based in Copenhagen, […]

Retro Sixth Boro 29

August can be hazy, and it appears that some August days in 2010 were, as below when Colleen McAllister towed dredge spoils scow GL 501 out and Brendan Turecamo (?) moved Bouchard barge B.No. 260 westbound in the Kills.  Colleen has now traveled from sun to ice out to the Great Lakes, where the 1967 […]

Gunhilde

Yesterday I mentioned two reasons for early morning photos:  temperature and light. Ava M looks different too, with its spots illuminating the curved hull. As I post this, he’s already completely her east coast US run, and is racing eastward across the Atlantic, at 18+ kts.   Patrice tagged along until completing the turn at Bergen […]

Really Random Tugs 46

Happy 4th of July.  Here’s some sixth boro, some heartland, and some Pacific Northwest.  Here‘s the series. But let’s start with Robert IV, a workhorse who last appeared in this blog here. Hundreds of Cheyenne photos have appeared on this blog, showing her in a range of colors and trims; this photo was taken last week […]

Watercolor 6

Here are the previous 5 installments. What’s this below?  Double click on it before continuing. An ULCV named Peony passed by a cloudy day recently and the water turned so blue I could feel it. Just the color was cooling, relaxing. All photos, WVD, who for a moment heard the low throb of the diesel […]

Jasmine Out, Rose In

Jasmine and Rose are two of eight, all ordered mid-year 2015  At about $120 million each, that’s close to a billion dollar order handed to the Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding Ltd. co., right across the river from Shanghai proper.  Google-map that to get a sense of the shipbuilding and shipping infrastructure along the mouth of […]

Scale 13

Here are all the previous installments of this title, going back to 2007. Yesterday I caught one of these megayachts heading inbound in the Ambrose Channel.  Without the zoom, it looked even bigger, even sci-fi . . .  It was Lady Lara. And big it is, compared with the Moran 6000hp tugboat. . . . […]