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Thanks much, Jim.
Here are my fotos of Coral Queen, which began rebirth through the scrapyard portal a few years back now.
I last used this title over three years ago, and every day since then, fuel has flowed through the harbor, as blood through healthy veins. And it will keep on doing so by an impossibly wide array of vessels. Below, yesterday afternoon the 1934-launched ship Kristin Poling pushes over 21,000 barrels of oil in the direction of the 1931-opened Bayonne Bridge. Kristin‘s destination COULD lead it through the ice-choked waters up the Hudson, captured here less than a month back by Paul Strubeck. Part of what the foto below says to me is the immense care and maintenance in keeping both these harbor icons in use.
Lucy Reinauer pushes the 2008-launched RTC 83 southbound on the Arthur Kill. Lucy was launched from Jakobson’s in Oyster Bay in 1973 and since then has borne all the following names: Texaco Diesel Chief, Star Diesel Chief, Morania No 5, May McGuirl. I’d love to see a foto of her when first launched.
As an indication of changes in scale over the decades, load capacity of barge Philadelphia is 118,000 barrels, relative to Kristin Poling‘s . . .21,000 and a bit.
Fuels moved through the harbor have a range of users: Vane’s Doubleskin 301 moves in to fuel container vessel NYK Delphinus even before containers start moving off the ship.
All fotos in the past 48 hours by Will Van Dorp, who is convinced that millions of dollars will go to whomever figures out how to move food and retail goods through the sixth boro to the consumer as efficiently as all our fuels already are. All fotos were taken from Arthur Kill Park in Elizabeth, NJ.
The vessel is Tor Viking II, I didn’t take the foto, and it’s nowhere near the sixth boro. Nor is it near Vancouver BC or the United Arab Emirates, although it’s linked to both those places. Have you seen or heard of Tor Viking II?
Tor Viking II is one of two tugs currently towing bulk carrier Golden Seas with its 60,000 tons of rapeseed for making canola oil in the Emirates. Robert of Oil-Electric tells a thorough story about the distressed bulk carrier that may (by now) have arrived in Dutch Harbor. You may recall Robert’s report on Deepwater from May 2010. You’ll also find out what a “canola plant” looks like.
To see a foto of Stena Antarctica moving oil through the ice, click here and scroll. See how a Stena fleetsibling, Poseidon, and Kafka get linked in a post from over two years ago.
Australian Spirit, far-off and all ashimmer in the cold.
Bravery Ace, delivering cars to a someday (?) car-free Manhattan?
A single-hull 1934 oil ship . . . Kristin Poling, nears a turn in its road.
Jurkalne at anchor.
AKR310 USNS Sisler with its new black paint in GMD Bayonne.
And finally, crossing in the KVK, Euro Spirit and HanJin Chittagong.
Most exciting of all . . . Alice is back in town! Anyone get a foto of her?
All fotos, unless otherwise attributed, by Will Van Dorp. Be sure to read the Golden Seas story linked above and written by Robert of Oil-Electric. Here’s the canola story.
And –just confirmed– see you in Charleston for New Years!! I can’t wait to gallivant.