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I’ve done dense traffic posts, and actually this is one.

The 3-mile strait can get quite busy.

 

Petroleum and all other goods, manufactured and raw, transit.

Key word here is busy.

 

Sometimes large vessels seem to be on a collision course, but that’s just trompe-l’œil ….

Yesterday, at one point it was unusually busy.  Count the tugs and larger vessels here? I count three ships and at least six identifiable tugboats when I blow this photo up.

There’s plenty of room in that 1000′ waterway.

All photos, WVD.

See at what point you can read the name of this tanker.  Then ask yourself what it’s registry is.

Launched in 2009, her previous name was Caspian Galaxy.

 

Backlit photos have their own mystery.

So now you’ve got the name, I suppose . . . what’s the registry?

 

China Dawn is a fairly large crude tanker to be coming into the Kills . . .   805′ x 138′ and with a capacity of 115000 dwt, rounded up, and Aframax size.

All photos, WVD, who is currently away from the sixth boro.  In case you missed this article on the “sixth borough” in the Post, here it is.

And related to my being “away,” here’s what I posted on May 13:  “The 16000 teu, biggest ship yet on the East Coast US CMA CGM Marco Polo will arrive in the sixth boro at some time on May 20.  However, I won’t be here.  I’ll be far inland on higher elevations.  If anyone gets good photos and wants the (dubious) fortune and fame of having photos posted on tugster, please get in touch.  I’ll have some access to WIFI, so there may also be gaps in my posting, no DP class 2 position holding for me.”  Do get in touch.  Since then, I’ve learned that the mega ship will be entering the Narrows late morning on the 20th.

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