I caught a bad cold last week, which meant that for most of this past week I stayed at home feeling miserable.
I felt a lot better today, so I decided it would be okay to go down to the harbor.
On the way to the ship, I saw a large stocky hawkfish (Cirrhitus pinnulatus):
Almost as good as going to an aquarium.
On board FOC, routine maintenance along with chipping more rust. With flesh-eating bacteria being in the news lately, I couldn’t help but compare the rusty iron and steel to bacteria-ravaged flesh and the chipping to a kind of crude surgery.
Since it was such a nice day and I was glad to be out in the fresh air, I walked over to Pier 9. The Japan Coast Guard training vessel Kojima was there:
Kojima’s rat guards and a dove:
Across the way, a cute dry dock:
The tanker Shin Co-Op Maru was at Pier 10.
Her rat guards:
Tugs Tiger 10 (leading) and Tiger 11 arriving to assist Shin Co-Op Maru:
Tiger 11 at the stern:
Shin Co-Op Maru crew members posing:
Leaving the harbor: