It was a pleasant surprise to see the Robert C. Seamans at Pier 9 when I arrived at Pier 7 this morning.
Here is the ship partially hidden behind the Red Dolphin, as seen from FOC:
Too bad about the Nadezhda, though. It would have been cool to have three sailing ships in the harbor!
The chafing gear seems to be okay, which is a relief. I started working on another one for mooring lines on the starboard side of the ship.
Security was tightened in the harbor due to APEC.
A Homeland Security vehicle at Pier 8:
A US Coast Guard boat on patrol taken through one of FOC’s portholes:
In addition to starting on the chafing gear, I painted over the rust converter treated areas on the rail:
It looks kind of spotty. Maybe I should have just painted the whole thing?
The Satsumaseiun Maru was also at Pier 9. I posted a photo of one of her rat guards before. Here is one example of her chafing gear. It looks like they are using old nets:
The USCG along with the harbor police:
Work being done aloft on the Robert C. Seamans:
A few limes would have been pretty!
And did I mention the USCG?