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We’re past mid-November, which has upped the urgency in thinking about a 2021 calendar, to do one or not.  And that made me decide to revisit the photos that morning that I took the November photo for  this year.  Houston Star came in with two Moran tugboats. 

Any ideas where Houston Star might be today?

Ice bow?

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What was interesting the morning I took the Houston Star photo was that just 15 minutes behind her was another tanker,

Yasa Flamingo.  She’s currently off Salinas, Portugal.  Houston Star is now off Port Aransas, off Corpus Christi.

 

All photos, WVD, who’s receptive to your ideas about the inclusions on a possible 2021 calendar.

Seen from this angle, Houston Star, 817′ x 144′,  is a wide-bodied petroleum carrier, recently

assisted in with

 

Kirby Moran on her port side.   I was having difficulty finding more info about the tanker until, using her IMO number,  I stumbled onto her previous name.  Any guesses?

 

This, I gather, is an ice breaking bow.

All photos and investigations by Will Van Dorp, who was surprised to learn that Houston Star was once named for the Egyptian goddess, Isis.

And here’s an interesting cable-laying vessel that came into the sixth boro this morning . . . while I was tied up.  It’s a poor photo of Decisive, but if you out there got some better ones, I’d love to hear from you.

 

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