Things you find when looking for other things.
Sorta old photos.
Above: One of the sailing craft used for sightseeing.
Below: Sea Transport at the unloading berth in South Portland.
Crude oil is offloaded here and sent by pipeline to Montreal, Quebec.
Today, March 31, 2017, this ship is called the Blue River and is anchored in Singapore.
Registered in Liberia
Built in 2002
Gross tonnage: 57,529
Deadweight: 106,638 tonnes
Length: 240 m (787 ft) too long for the Seaway
Beam: 42 m (138 ft) far too wide for the Seaway
Registered in Hong Kong.
All ships registered in Hong Kong fly both that flag and the Chinese national flag
because Hong Kong is now part of China.
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USCGC Tigershark anchored in Portland.
WTB 87359 Tigershark's mission is search & rescue,
law enforcement and ports, waterways & coastal security.
Boarding parties can be launched while the vessel is underway throught the cutter's stern launching ramp. The attached rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) can be launched and recovered by only a single crew member on deck. The high-speed RHIB uses the same diesel fuel as the cutter.
Marine Protector Class.
Built by Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, LA.
This class replaced the 82-foot Point class the last of which was decommissioned in 2003.
USCG placed its original order in 1999 for 50 of this class
which were delivered by 2002.
Several additional orders were brought the class to a total of 74,
the last being completed in 2009.
Length 87 ft (27 m)
Beam: 19' 5" (5.92m)
Draft: 5' 7" (1.70m)
Propulsion: 2 x MTU Diesels
Speed: 25 Knots
Range: 900 NM
Endurance: 5 days
Armament: 2 x .50 caliber M@ Browning machine guns.