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Remember Solar Sal from yesterday’s post?  A sharp-eyed reader recalled having seen in in a boatyard this past June.  Question:  Where is that boatyard?  Answer follows.

Geoquip Saentis is a “regular exotic” in the sixth boro, although at a certain time that becomes an oxymoron.   But what is that irregular shape along her starboard side?

Here you see more of it on the shore beyond Joyce D. Brown.

Here’s one more shot . . . from a different angle.

Here was the roughly the same area back in July.  It’s the Military Ocean Terminal, a shoreside that’s changing quickly. 

Here from two years ago that now imploded building is to the right below.  Click here for the implosion less than two weeks ago.

Oasis of the Seas has been in town the past few days, the first cruise ship here in about a year and a half.  I’ve never notice this “wave breaker” on previous cruise ships.  It appears to be protection for the tenders.

 

Yesterday Oasis was docked opposite YM Width

This head-on shot shows the bulky profile of Oasis.

Getting back to Solar Sal, that photo was sent along yesterday by George Schneider, who took then photo in Berkeley, California!

All other photos, WVD.

Summer haze and location compromise these photos, but in the interest of documenting specialty vessels that enter the sixth boro, I present to you . . .

Geoquip Saentis, a recently overhauled 2005 geotechnical drill vessel.  She was in the boro last year as well here.

She’s been working in a tight clutch with her fleet mate Geoquip Seehorn and Dina Polaris in one of the wind farm parcels.  

I believe Geoquip is a Swiss company;  no surprise then that this vessel is named Saentis, an 8200′ peak in northeastern Switzerland.  Seehorn is a peak in the Alps of similar height. 

 

All photos, such as they are, WVD.

 

Geoquip Saentis is currently over in Bayonne.  Previously known as Toisa Vigilant, the 2005 build is 269′ x 59′ and Nassau registered.  I supose this means the US has no vessel that can do the work Geoquip Saentis is performing, called offshore geotechnical site investigation, i.e., figuring out more about specific locations at the “bottom of the ocean” than anyone has every before known.

The former Toisa fleet has been scattered to the seven seas, quite literally.  This is one of the first jobs this vessel is undertaking for Geoquip Marine.  Dina Polaris, which called in the sixth boro last year, is another one of the Geoquip vessels.

Berto L. Miller certainly looks exotic, although she is based in Staten Island, now.

Samantha Miller is a versatile vessel, self-spudding crane and offshore supply vessel, and is also equipped for fires.   I believe she was built in 1981.  Here‘s another post showing Samantha at work.

Berto L., 161′ x 49′,  was launched in 1999 as Justin Callais.  Miller purchased her less than 10 years ago and operated her in southern California.  Demands for a vessel like this shift, first out of the Gulf, then out of southern California, bringing her to the sixth boro.

 

All photos, recently, WVD.

 

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