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Random means all within the past month and all ages and sizes, like Giancarlo D  2016   508′ x 85′.

Kmarin Resolution is also a 2016  build, but 820′ x 144′.  Lightering is  Linda Moran with barge HoustonLinda was the tug spared in the W & D fire back in 2008. Maybe someone can identify the Reinauer units in the distance.

 

Golden Shiner is 2007 and 748′ x 105′.  Challenge Passage is 590′ x 105′ and was launched in 2005.

and River Shiner 2005 and same dimensions as the other Shiner, both sometimes in other contexts referred to as bait fish.

 

Chandra B, 2016 and 79′ x 23′, is the sixth boro’s latest and greatest harbor tanker.

Endelo Swan, 2007 and 328′ x 49′ is quite small ocean-going tanker.  She’s currently westbound in the English Channel between Antwerp and La Rochelle.

Stena Imperator, launched 2017 and measuring 600′ x 32′, seems to have quite elaborate crew quarters.  I have enough photos of her to do a profile, and maybe i will one of these days.

Hellespont Promise,  2007 and 748′ x 105′, is currently heading for the Caribbean.

NCC Reem,  2012  and 600′ x 105′, is currently upbound on the Mississippi just below St. James.

And finally, Eagle Hatteras measures 820′ x 144′, making her the same size as Kmarin Resolution.   Chemical Pioneer, 686′ x 98′ is the unique USShipping tanker that started her life as a container ship and may now be end the end of her life before the scrappers.  The tankers date from 2010 and 1968, respectively. Chemical Pioneer and Chandra B are the only Jones Act tankers in this post.

All photos, WVD, who misses way more tankers and other vessels than he catches.

 

Assisting on the stern is a recent transplant to the sixth boro.  The 2008 4000 hp and 77′ x 34′ Gregg McAllister appears to be substituted in while the newer, more powerful, and larger Capt. Brian is temporarily benched.

Notice the bit of tugboat stern to lower left on the photo above?  Assisting nearer the bow is Ava M McAllister

Jonathan C. has a line running up to the bow of the  MSC ship.

No line here, but James D. follows closely on the stern of a tanker.

With a lione to the stern, Kirby assists

Cosco Hope as it heads out with a destination given as Savannah.  Pick a number in Savannah and get in line.

And finally, here’s another shot of Gregg McAllister.  Note in the photo below, the eye of the line is just going up, as

crew of the ship haul it up in order to make it fast.

All photos, WVD, who wants to point out that these assists happen 24/7/365, no matter the weather, temperature, wind force, or hour.

In several hours yesterday, a diverse set of vessels came by.  I could begin with Chemical Pioneer, a 1968 vessel that’s been calling here in some form for half a century.  She first called here as a container ship, until  her big fire.

As Chemical Pioneer was assisted into a berth in Bayonne, an MSC vessel came in,

MSC Vittoria.

She was followed by a tanker, Hellespont Promise, about the same vintage as the MSC ship.

A 2012 ULCV was next, the 13k teu Cosco Hope.

 

As Hope departed, two other vessels came in, each a different sort from what has preceded in this post. 

Here Grimaldi’s 2017 Grande Torino passes Chemical Pioneer,

followed by 2014 bulk carrier Genco Weatherly, under a beautiful sky.

Two months ago, Weatherly was in Turkey, no doubt discharging scrap metal and she’s likely here to reload.

All photos, WVD, who feels fortunate to have a chance to see this variety in just a few hours sitting by the dock of the bay.

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