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The evolution depicted in the next photos took all of five minutes.  In the photo below, note where James D.‘s wake is.

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Now the tug’s vector is lateral but increasingly astern.

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I’m glad for my sake the sequence happened so quickly because 18 degrees F was killing my fingers.

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Note Brendan around the stern of Erikoussa.

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The bow line here is about to go slack as the tanker makes headway.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who just happened to be passing at this moment.

YM Milestone is one of the largest vessels I’ve seen in the sixth boro . . .  a full 1000′ loa by 131,’

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but even at that, she’s a full 100′ shorter than the largest YM vessel currently afloat.   Milestone comes and goes via the Suez.

2013 April 21st, 22:00:19 UTC Norfolk
2013 April 19th, 17:00:24 UTC New York
2013 March 23rd, 00:00:06 UTC Hong Kong
2013 March 22nd, 03:00:28 UTC Shekou
2013 March 17th, 03:45:48 UTC Sin Wbga
2013 March 17th, 03:45:28 UTC Vung Tau
2013 February 10th, 08:00:31 UTC Norfolk
2013 February 7th, 08:00:59 UTC New York

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Let’s talk far to near here . .  . Ioannis has a curious

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house on the bow.

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Xin Su Zhou traveled here through the Panama Canal;  in fact, she left Yang Shan on 3/26.

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I’m not sure why she attracted a boarding party before

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entering our polyglot port.  That’s Erikoussa on the far side.

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More ships soon.  All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Barney Turecamo seems so self-contained,

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so huge, especially

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when compared with James Turecamo.  Why IS James following so closely?

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Check it out . . . James assists on the turn to port just past Erikoussa.

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Considering it that way, James too is equally self-contained and exactly sized for what it needs to do, today as well as almost 40 years ago.  Built at Matton Shipyard for the canals in 1969, the crews back when James (1700 hp) came off the ways could hardly have imagined assist jobs for fleet fellows like Barney (5100 hp) pushing barge Georgia (110,000 barrels).  By the way, tanker Mary Whalen, built in 1938, had 8000 barrel capacity.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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