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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 […]

Retro Sixth Boro 39

Grey Shark assisted out of the Kills by Catherine C.  Miller.  Catherine is still working, but Grey Shark has not moved from its berth in Las Caleras DR in almost three and a half years, so it’s safe to assume she won’t be calling in NYC’s sixth boro any more. By the way, July 2011 […]

Thalassa Pistis

Is this a miniature replica of a tugboat posed beside a green wall? Not really.  But besides ULCVs like Thalassa Pistis (sea of faith?), even 100′ x 40′ tugboats seem to shrink.   Enlarge this photo and you’ll see the folks here heading out to fish implausibly turn their backs to the huge ship not […]

People on the Boro 29

Thirty years ago the pose below did not exist.  From a long way off, I recognized what he was doing, and given the location, he made sure WTC and other points of the skyline made the background. Here too, the deckhand on Ava M. conveys clearly that he’s waiting for the messenger line to come […]

Government Boats 54

Taxes pay for all these vessels, for the common good. NYPD has a fleet.  Anyone know how many  boats make up the NYPD “floating plant”? NYC has two ferry fleets, the orange one and this newer one, NYCF.  Anyone know when the first new-generation Staten Island ferry will arrive in the sixth boro?  Does NYCF […]

ONE Maxim

Not all pink container ships are huge, not all are ULCVs.    ONE (Ocean Network Express) is a huge alliance of vessels, some of which started out as MOL vessels, and of those, some have lost the MOL to ONE prenom, as is the case with ONE Maxim. Even on an overcast morning, the pink magenta […]