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Where’s there’s a “1”, a “2” must follow, right?  Let’s start with Brendan Turecamo on the starboard side of APL Dublin.

Enter a Maersk ship with Bruce tendering the port side.

APL Dublin has Kirby on the stern.

Gerda has Capt. Brian A. on her stern, and

Patrice and

Ava.  That makes a total of four tugboats on Gerda Maersk.

Note the rust stains on Maersk Columbus, a US-flagged ship.

Yet, no tugboats work the port side of Columbus,

 

but on her starboard side, Margaret has been all along, and Kirby has left APL Dublin to assist Columbus as they head for the bridge and Bergen Point.

All photos and interpretation by WVD, who’ll never see this identical concatenation repeated.  Hat tip to all the crews who make this happen.

Can anyone explain the story of the rust stains on Maersk Columbus?

Looking back a year, here‘s where April 11, 2020 found us.

 

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 foggy area of the sixth boro.

On a much clearer day, Erato exchanges containers in Brooklyn’s container port.  As of this writing, Erato is making for Haiti.

Algoma Integrity discharges aggregates in Brooklyn.  She began life in 2009 as Gypsum IntegrityGypsum vessels used to frequent the North River earlier THIS century.

CPO Hamburg enters the port of NYNJ.  A 2009 vessel, she was previously called Seattle Express.  The CPO and Conti vessels are part of the Offen Group.

I expected Sealand Illinois to be long and sleek and Maersk blue, as she appears in older photos.  She dates from 2000.

And finally, ONE Marvel is right up there in the constellation of great names, but 

when she last arrived inbound, the fog dimmed even her magenta skin.

Outbound, let’s have a look at this ULCV,

YM Width, a Taiwan-built box ship from 2016.  She’s one of 26 W-class vessels operated by Yang Ming.  Also in the boro recently were YM Wellhead, YM Wind, and YM Warranty, and another W-class vessels you might recall is YM World.    

All photos, WVD.

 

 

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