The afternoon off from work was spent at the harbor taking photos of the Italian Suezmax tanker, Mare Picenum (Picenum is a former region of Italy).
These big tankers are just amazing. The ship was light, so more of her hull was exposed, which made her that much more impressive. I wasn’t the only one fascinated by her. A number of people stopped to watch as she entered the harbor and made her way to Pier 10.
Name in Times Bold (graphic designer geek time):
Bulbous bow detail:
One of my friends pointed out that this was a photobomb. Indeed! That’s Captain Ed Enos (Pilot 16) on board the pilot boat Honolulu. 😀 He was shooting photos/video of the ship as well. If you are on Instagram, check out his images @hicapted.
Some of the crew:
Various fender and bumper patterns on the hull:
An unhappy encounter with something:
Ready with the heaving line:
The pilot, Captain Steve Baker, on the bridge wing:
Bulkhead and scupper:
Pi‘ilani (one of the three Foss tugs assisting the ship)…waiting for the line:
Almost ready to go:
Anchor wash still going: