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Rt Hon Paul E. Martin called here before a month over three years ago, that time carrying the same type of cargo.

I took these photos yesterday, and believe it or not, I felt only a few drops of rain.

The Martin is the second self-unloader to call in the sixth boro in three days, which must be some sort of a record.

Eric and Bruce did a magnificent job of spinning the bulker around.

Once spun around, foot by foot she was moved with precision to the dock.

 

To get this cargo here, Martin traveled three weeks and transited the Panama Canal.

 

Can anyone tell me the meaning of the “10H VOID” marking just below the name and CSL class of the freighter and the “VOID7” marking just above the water line?

And where is Morro Redondo, you ask?  It’s on the island of Cedros, a bit over 300 miles SSE of San Diego, CA.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Until an hour before posting, there were two Canadian self-unloaders in our harbor, which is truly remarkable.  Algoma Integrity, as of posting, is not even 10 nm outside the Narrows.

 

Here’s the index to the previous posts in this series.

Self-unloaders are not unheard of in the sixth boro;  in fact, some of my favorite vessels like here, here, and here . . . I’ve followed them.  Here’s a link to the Oldendorff site showing how the self-unloaders work.    Rt Hon Paul E. Martin is named for this politician from our neighbors to the north.

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Traveling through those same waters . . . MSC Monica.

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A few days before the Martin, Ultra Colonsay was replenishing the pile at Atlantic Salt.

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Other vessels calling in the sixth boro recently include Vladimir,

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Sypress escorted by Marie J. Turecamo, 

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Atlantic Compass passing by Joyce D. Brown, leaving an ominous sky to the west

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and finally Torino.  This photo was taken by regular contributor John “Jed” Jedrlinic, who–in addition to being a great raconteur, took

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a photo of this ne’er do weel.

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Besides the two photos by Jed, all photos were taken by Will Van Dorp.

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