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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 […]

Random Ships 95

It’s been over a month since I did a thoroughly non-scientific sampling of ships in the boro. I’ve not gotten photos this time, but ONE Apus is back in town after a long hiatus, a time to reconstruct the cells after a Pacific mishap.  Above, not quite a month on, Nordspring is in the Atlantic […]

Small Craft 32

The juxtaposition of small craft with the larger vessels in the sixth boro can be dramatic, like when the small fishing boat barely rises above the boot stripe on the ship. Here’s another, where the small craft is about 1.5 teu or less. The guy on this Sea-Doo would be minced if his Sea-Doo engine […]

Random Ships 93

In several hours yesterday, a diverse set of vessels came by.  I could begin with Chemical Pioneer, a 1968 vessel that’s been calling here in some form for half a century.  She first called here as a container ship, until  her big fire. As Chemical Pioneer was assisted into a berth in Bayonne, an MSC […]

CMA CGM Chile

I happened onto a very busy sunrise this morning, five ships of which two were ULCVs and a half dozen of so tugboats can be seen. The first ULCV was CMA CGM Chile, and the light, as last night’s Hunter’s Moon settled in the west, was perfect. Marie J Turecamo and Margaret Moran assisted, Here […]

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 […]

Summer Fishing 2

Sometimes the photos can speak for themselves…. Needless to say, local fishermen and women brave dangers to get out to where the fish are plentiful. Snags are quite plentiful also. All manner of boats go in pursuit.   Humans are not the only fishers out there . . . Some have a minimal gear approach… […]

Random Tugs 342

A new assist boat in town bringing 3800 hp to the job? Right . . .  I was kidding.  It’s Jones Act non-compliant anyhow.  Genesis Eagle is a 6140 hp pin boat.    JRT Moran and Capt. Brian McAllister do an assist of an ULCV. Pegasus gives Mount St. Elias an assist as it moves […]

Government Boats 55

Off New London USCGC Coho and a 45′ response boat take part in training off Race Rock Light and then later off Little Gull Island Light, with the 87′ towing the 45′ boats. A regular in the sixth boro is USCGC Beluga. The 29′ patrol boats monitor lots of activities in the harbor;  here they […]