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Yesterday’s post showed a larger than average container vessel in the sixth boro, CMA CGM Pacific Link. That post prompted Allen Baker to send along photos he took last month in San Francisco. Pacific Link‘s teu capacity was just over 8000; CMA CGM Margrit‘s teu capacity is 13,102.
CMA CGM Margrit used to be MSC Margrit. Her dimensions in feet are 1202 x 158. If you count the containers across the stern, you’ll see she carries 19 across, compared with 17 for Pacific Link and 14 for President Truman.
I’ve tried unsuccessfully to find the air draft on this vessel. Anyone help?
One of the assist boats here is Delta Billie, 6700 hp.
All photos by Allen Baker.
Here was 18.
The following two fotos come thanks to Joseph Graham, a New Yorker who pilots a Kirby boat among various ports in the Gulf and on the Mississippi. Study the six tugs below . . . yes six. Recognize the one on the left?
Notice anything unusual about this staple? It may be common elsewhere, but I’ve never seen one with a stainless steel insert. This foto comes compliments of Allen Baker; here’s one of his many fotos on this blog. And the vessel . . .
these birds we know well in the sixth boro. I love the paint job on these fishing boats. Quiz: Can you name three of the six major rivers that drain Yunnan province?
Poor foto . . . I took on Sunday, but I was fascinated by this KVK cormorant struggling at least two minutes to swallow this sea robin. Cormorants must have throat tissue like a rubber tire!
The rivers flowing out of Yunnan–which borders Burma, Laos, and Vietnam– are the Irrawaddy, Mekong, Salween, Red, Pearl, and Yangtze.
Thanks again to Joseph, Allen, and Lauren for use of these fotos.