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This is a very mixed bag:  differing locations, times, and type of ships. Installment 1 was from a very different time, two years and a few weeks ago. 

The first three photos come thanks to Steve Munoz. 

1990.  Somewhere on the Hudson . . . I can’t quite place it.  Penhors, launched 1986, is no more.  It last carried the name Anahuac.

1991.  The Red Hook container port.  Beate Oldendorff was launched in 1989 and scrapped in 2017.  In her lifetime she carried a slew of names:  Han Li, Thor Nectar, Beate Oldendorff, Tasman Mariner, Beate Oldendorff, TA Discoverer, after having started out as Beate Oldendorff.  To make searching difficult, at least three vessels have carried this name, somewhat common in companies that name vessels for family members.

1997.  In the port of Baltimore, Dubrovnik Express, a 1987 build.  She’s still afloat and in Egypt as MSC Giovanna.

2019.  Here’s a favorite of mine at the dock in Quebec City.  Arctic is currently between the Azores and Gibraltar on her final voyage  . .  . to the scrappers in Aliağa.

The bow testifies to her special habitat: the Canadian Arctic, since 1978. Her CAC4 rating means that she could move through 4′ of ice at 3 kts., ie, without an icebreaker escort.

Arctic is an OBO (oil, bulk, ore) vessel, not so common these days.  Since 1998, she made 136 voyages into the Arctic and back, mostly for ore.  Her replacement, Arvik 1, has been launched in Japan and is anticipated in Quebec City.  Designed for the same work, she looks similar to Arctic

2009.  Eastbound in the KVK, President Polk, launched in 1988, was scrapped in 2013, along with three other C-10s.

2014. Docked at Tata Steel, just west of Amsterdam. it’s Percival, launched 2010.  At 956′ and with a capacity of 177,065 dwt, she’s a VLBC, very large bulk carrier.  Currently called Springbank, she’s headed for Indonesia from Nantong.

2021.  Hyundai Ulsan, or is it Rickmers Savannah, was launched in 2011.  She was recently anchored in Gravesend Bay.

The first three photos, Steve Munoz;  the others, WVD.  Ships, like trucks, only earn when they move, and although things of beauty, are mostly utilitarian.

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Here a huge–by sixth boro standards–bulk carrier Percival offloads coal at the Tata steel works near the salty end of the Nordzee Canal.

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Here Russian drillship Bavenit makes its way to sea through the Nordzee Canal.

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This is diveship Nehalennia, which takes sport divers out helmet diving off the Dutch coast.

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This has to be the most unlikely repurposing of an old ferry:  overflow parking for bicycles just north of the main train station in Amsterdam.

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Here’s the main parking on the south side of the same station!!

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Here are a few vessels of Acta Marine at their yard in Den Helder.  They specialize in workboats for shallow waters.  L to R, Coastal Surveyor 2, Jutter, and Coastal Explorer.

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This has to be the only vessel of this design  . . . with leeboards!  I know nothing more about it.

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In Zaandam, translation of boat name is “flyer.”

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Other than that Zuiderzee is a government vessel with a crane, I can say much else.

 

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A 905 Blommendal is awaiting conversion into a super yacht.  Can this transformation really happen?

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Here’s a more bucolic Zaandam sight, two windmills  . . . one decapitated.

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The intact capped and spinning one, was sawing logs!

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And to bring this installment to a close, the first photo here was NEMO, an Amsterdam science center.

All photos by Will Van Dorp . . .  who feels like he’s hopping between continents.

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