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Here’s the latest bunch of fotos from my daughter.  I’m guessing the high spirits on board here must have attracted her attention . . . .

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Chances are you won’t travel on one of these if you’ll be in Rio for the World Cup or the Olympics;  here’s what the newer ferries will look like.

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The  step-by-step building of Seven Seas here.  Click here for the rest of the fleet.  I learned a new word here:  moon pool.

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Researching Dialcar III led to very little directly, but I stumbled onto this huge trove . . .

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The scene in Guanabara Bay, with William C. O’Malley in the foreground.  Who was O’ Malley?  Anyhow, researching the vessel led–once again–to this Brazilian blog by Erik Azevedo.  Erik . .  you still there?   Onde você está?

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Closer up of another pilot  . . . 09 . .

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Maersk Helper and Deepstim Brasil I and II.

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Havila Faith and Toisa Pegasus.  Click here for an interesting slideshow on Havila history, far from tropical Rio.

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At anchor, l to r:  Art Carlson, Richard A. Philippi, Maersk Launcher, C-Enforcer, and Santos Supplier.

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Another shot of Richard A. Philippi–I liked it better in Torm colors!  Here’s another Rio vessel cache.

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Another Norwegian in Rio . . . Olympic Triton.

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Great names . . . crude tankers Madre de Deus and Front Symphony

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Siem Ruby

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Ipanema, another great old ferry.  See a promo video and hear the language here.

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Which brings us back to our fishing boat .  . .

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Muito obrigado to my daughter Myriam for these fotos.   Just this week I learned of a Brazilian singer-songwriter playing in the outer boros of NYC.  Hear Mallu Magalhães here in English and here and here in Portuguese.

If you’re new to this blog, back in July 2013 I devoted 25 posts to Rio.

If the sun had set a half hour later or if the moon had risen earlier . . . .  if my camera platform had unlimited reach . . .  this’d be a better foto.  No matter . . . LNG tanker Excelsior heads out yesterday evening for the north Atlantic.   Note the pilot boat.

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Other ships seen recently include Hansa Rendsburg

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Note the pilots and kayakers in some of these.

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Chacabuco and Navion Bergen,

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HHL Volga,

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Cap Isabel, 

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Berlin Trader, 

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. . .  and here’s where the pilots berth.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who likes Cesar Neves’ diario portuario‘s photostream.

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