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Some of you may remember the January River, or JR, posts I did three years ago in July.  I went to Brasil because my daughter was there, and she’s a fluent Portuguese speaker.   I had a great time, swam in several places, and never got sick.  I’m putting some photos never posted here up today because I know there are sewage issues there in the huge bay called Guanabara, but let’s not make a poopmageddon out of it, as the meteorologists do with the snowmegeddons in winter up here.   Excuse my Portuguese, but merda sells news, always will.

I took this photo looking west from Arpoador toward Ipanema Beach.

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Here’s a shot from the same point looking toward Copacabana.

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Here’s a shot of Copacabana looking toward the Bay, with Sugar Loaf as the prominent feature along the ridge.  A fair number of people were in the water despite the heavy surf.

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I chartered this boat and –all tallied– chugged around Bay for about six hours.

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Of course, I was looking who was there, like Galliano, LA’s  C-Enforcer,

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CNL Ametista from Santos,

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Rio’s own TS Abusado and TS Soberano,

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Seabulk Brasil,

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a pilotboat and tug Atlantico standing off near Hai Yang Shi You,

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CPO Copacabana, and many,

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many more.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who wonders where these vessels are today.

Here’s the latest bunch of fotos from my daughter.  I’m guessing the high spirits on board here must have attracted her attention . . . .

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Chances are you won’t travel on one of these if you’ll be in Rio for the World Cup or the Olympics;  here’s what the newer ferries will look like.

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The  step-by-step building of Seven Seas here.  Click here for the rest of the fleet.  I learned a new word here:  moon pool.

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Researching Dialcar III led to very little directly, but I stumbled onto this huge trove . . .

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The scene in Guanabara Bay, with William C. O’Malley in the foreground.  Who was O’ Malley?  Anyhow, researching the vessel led–once again–to this Brazilian blog by Erik Azevedo.  Erik . .  you still there?   Onde você está?

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Closer up of another pilot  . . . 09 . .

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Maersk Helper and Deepstim Brasil I and II.

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Havila Faith and Toisa Pegasus.  Click here for an interesting slideshow on Havila history, far from tropical Rio.

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At anchor, l to r:  Art Carlson, Richard A. Philippi, Maersk Launcher, C-Enforcer, and Santos Supplier.

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Another shot of Richard A. Philippi–I liked it better in Torm colors!  Here’s another Rio vessel cache.

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Another Norwegian in Rio . . . Olympic Triton.

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Great names . . . crude tankers Madre de Deus and Front Symphony

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Siem Ruby

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Ipanema, another great old ferry.  See a promo video and hear the language here.

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Which brings us back to our fishing boat .  . .

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Muito obrigado to my daughter Myriam for these fotos.   Just this week I learned of a Brazilian singer-songwriter playing in the outer boros of NYC.  Hear Mallu Magalhães here in English and here and here in Portuguese.

If you’re new to this blog, back in July 2013 I devoted 25 posts to Rio.

Entering Guanabara Bay, it’s Wilson Sons PSV Tagaz.

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Inside the Bay west of the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and with the Christ statue atop the peak in the distance, it’s Olin Conqueror.

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Lined up here are C-Enforcer, Olin Conqueror, and Wyatt Candies.

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Identifying fotos of this densely- parked anchored gets complicated, but this is clearly Skando Mogster, Blue Marlin, and  . . . I think . . . Sudaksha.

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Here looking toward Niteroi is DSV Wyatt Candies.

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All fotos yesterday by Will Van Dorp, who has a lot to learn about these vessels.   Any errors are entirely my own.

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