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The gentleman in lower right had just cast his bait way out there . . . .

I was remarking about how unusual it is to see this type of MSC in the anchorage here.

But there she is, along with a smaller fishing boat.

And she was not alone.

The flag says this one’s French.  Forbin is a frigate whose namesake was once “grand admiral of Siam.”

But Forbin was not alone either:  beyond was

 

Niterói class frigate Brasil, U-27, a training vessel.

For some previous naval vessels from Brasil, click here.

What might cause them to be here?  My device . . . source of everything . . . has the answer:  the French at least are fishing.   OK.  End of story the device says so, eh?  So the story follows from here?

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who previously posted photos of USNS Charlton

here.

And as a postscript, Phil Gibson writes and sends along this photo:  “Here USNS Charlton appeared [two days before] on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at 10:53 hours from the Brooklyn side of the Narrows on a foggy morning.”

 

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. . . or citrus yellow . . .  there was a movie almost half a century ago that intrigued me as a teenager, and the phrase has stuck.  But this post is about those tanker that call in the sixth boro with orange juice.  Click here to learn more about the Brazilian orange juice industry.    It made my morning Tuesday to catch Orange Sun leaving, after nearly a week in Port Newark at a facility I’d love to visit.  And I do have something I’m curious about.

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Orange Sun came here from Santos, Brasil.  Right now it’s speeding to Tampa before –I think–heading back to Brasil.  Here‘s a couple months of itinerary.  My question . . . why would it stop at a port in our domestic orange state before traveling back to the Brasilian orange state?

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Please let me know if you have answers to the question or connections with the Port Newark juice facility.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Previous orange juice posts can be found below:

https://tugster.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/orange-juice/

https://tugster.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/southern-juice/

https://tugster.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/bebes-baaack/

https://tugster.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/bebe/

https://tugster.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/osj/

https://tugster.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/random-ships-4/

There are probably more.

Here was 9 in this series, mostly taken by my daughter last summer near the mouth of the Amazon.  And since the holidays allow me to finally get the narrated version from her, I’m adding a set.  She took all of these in Brasil, most in the Amapá state, with a trip over to the Pará state.  .  Yes, bowsprite . . . there’s a meia here too.

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Note the river tugs Merlim and Excalibur, and the small boat moving in

0aaaaowto touch up hull paint.

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Passenger vessels come in all shapes.

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Passengers find a place where they can hang on, or

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not.

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Cargo transfers happen under way.

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Sleeping quarters are air conditioned.

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International commerce

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is nearby.

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Tug and barge transport is common.

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More soon.

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Thanks Myriam.  Maybe I’ll be your assistant next summer.

For more workboats from this area, click here.  For a tug aka rebocador on a Brazilian beach, click here.

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