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Two years ago, I wrote about Columbian tugs here, and alluded to reading of some new ones in Colombia here. Here and here –one more here–are some others from the great river in the Northwest. Thanks to the Maraki crew, here is some activity from along the northwest corner of South America. Click here to read Maraki‘s account of conditions in this corner of the Caribbean
The big tug Atlas, built in Japan in 1991, seems to have trolling rods deployed, or am I seeing that wrong.
Tayrona is from 2014 and Peru built. Click here for more of the fleet.
GPC Tesoro is China built in 2013.
Here they escort Baltic Pride out to sea on a run to the . . . Baltic.
Pino, China built 2007.
And Tortugas, RORO heads for the Canal, where I saw her about three years ago. I have lots more photos of her there I’ve never used. I wonder how long before Atlas‘ lines go tight with something huge.
Colombian Coast Guard interceptor boat?
All photos compliments of my sister.
A few more Colombian tugs can be seen here.
To paraphrase the line about the chanteuse grosse and something “being over,” I couldn’t really feel
It turns out that Topeka and
Tortugas, which I saw just over two weeks ago in Panama, could not be more similar. Both were built in Nagasaki in 2006, registered in Southhampton, and have a car-carrying capacity of 6354 automobiles!
Topeka’s itinerary for March is as follows:
|2012 March 30th, 10:00:09 UTC||New York|
|2012 March 28th, 08:30:29 UTC||Halifax|
|2012 March 18th, 01:00:53 UTC||Southampton|
|2012 March 15th, 22:00:24 UTC||Zeebrugge|
|2012 March 13th, 23:00:50 UTC||Bremerhaven|
|2012 March 11th, 13:00:27 UTC||Zeebrugge|
|2012 March 6th, 05:00:54 UTC||Barcelona|
|2012 March 4th, 22:00:49 UTC||Voltri|
|2012 March 1st, 19:00:17 UTC||Izmir|
Tortugas‘s for the past two months is as follows:
|2012 April 7th, 06:00:56 UTC||Yokohama|
|2012 March 26th, 01:00:23 UTC||Tacoma|
|2012 March 22nd, 07:30:45 UTC||Port Hueneme|
|2012 March 12th, 13:00:30 UTC||Manzanillo|
|2012 February 29th, 02:45:56 UTC||Southampton|
|2012 February 27th, 10:00:16 UTC||Zeebrugge|
|2012 February 24th, 15:00:35 UTC||Bremerhauen|
|2012 February 5th, 05:00:55 UTC||Brunswick|
|2012 February 2nd, 18:00:15 UTC||Newark Berth 17|
|2012 February 2nd, 05:00:23 UTC||New York|
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.