Large Tankers are Awesome!

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.

Mare Picenum bow

Mare Picenum

Bow profile:

Mare Picenum bow profile

Name in Times Bold (graphic designer geek time):

Mare Picenum Times Bold

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:

Mare Picenum crew

Various fender and bumper patterns on the hull:

patterns on hull

patterns on hull 1

patterns on hull 2

patterns on hull 3

An unhappy encounter with something:

scrape draft marks

More crew:

Mare Picenum crew and tug arrow

Ready with the heaving line:

ready with heaving line

The pilot, Captain Steve Baker, on the bridge wing:

Pilot 12 on bridge wing

Bulkhead and scupper:

bulkhead and scupper

Pi‘ilani (one of the three Foss tugs assisting the ship)…waiting for the line:

waiting for the line on Piilani

Still waiting:

still waiting for the line

Almost ready to go:

Piilani at Mare Picenum stern

Anchor wash still going:

anchor wash and lines

Bow detail:

Mare Picenum bow detail




2 comments on “Large Tankers are Awesome!

  1. starbuck5250 says:

    Love that Maltese cross. Which surprised me since she’s Italian registry… go figure! Some beautiful photos – even the markings on the hull. Reminds me of the scars on whales somehow.

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