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Here was 10.  Here was 3 . . . ,  and the others you can locate through the search window.  Guesses might include new amusement park equipment for Coney Island?   Doubleclick enlarges.

exports of the now-discarded Berlusconi?

Au contraire . . . it’s Giulio Verne, having appeared on this blog once long ago here.

I’d love to see a helicopter alight on the house deck.

So why is she in the sixth boro, you ask?  To help install a backup and down under power system.  Read prysmian’s press release here. Here are mostly land fotos of the project that carries the river’s name.

Click here for the specs and diagrams of the vessel.

When I got these fotos, she was at leisure, but

thanks to Kaya, who surfed QE2‘s wake here some years back, enjoy this foto of her at work last week.  On the extreme right side of the foto is Port Imperial, named for Mr. Imperatore, NYWaterways floating homeport.

Thanks much to Kaya for the foto above and for news of and info on GV’s visit.  All other fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  When something unidentifiable causes a traffic snarl on the Queensboro Bridge, it might just be Batman and a movie shoot.

More related:  Another recent visitor in the sixth boro has been this  . . . moltomega motor yacht . .  .  named Serene.   Thanks to eastriver for pointing out the article.


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Refresh your memory about other specialty ships here? Now any idea what this one does? It’s currently operating off Jones Beach, or about 20 miles east and a little south of the Narrows.

Does it help if I tell you it’s Giulio Verne? Another clue is that Giulio Verne‘s ancestor is Great Eastern. Here is a spectrum of ships designed for the same purpose. As to what it’s doing, I can’t say. Anyone know?

Photo by Will Van Dorp.

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