Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester,Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. Artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years,they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

Jay Albert

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Vessel In Gloucester !

Neptune LNG/Suez Energy North America based in Gloucester is one of two offshore LNG terminals off our coast just received delivery of one of their support vessels. The 128' "Independence" is one of the most advanced vessels of her type in the world! What makes her unique is her "Z-Drive" propulsion units. Instead of the traditional shaft and prop set up she has two electric motor pods below her hull that can turn 360 degrees.....no rudder needed! And her fire fighting capabilities are second to none. She can also accommodate three cargo containers. A second 101' back-up vessel, also with "Z-Drive" will also make her way here. That one will be able to accommodate one cargo container. And one of the new LNG tankers it will support will be named the "Suez Cape Ann"!

General Specifications for the Independence:
Naval Architect: Robert Allan Ltd.
LOA: 128.4 feet (39 m)
LWL: 119.6 feet (36.4 m)
Beam: 44.4 feet (13.5 m)
Draft: 16 feet (5.75m)
Depth: 19.5 feet (5.9 m)
Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure Material: Steel
Propulsion: (2) 16V4000 MTU M61
Speed: 13 knots minimum at full power
Bollard Pull: 70 metric tonnes minimum
Bow Winch: Markey electric, 750-10" plasma rendering
Stern Winch: Jon-rie Hydraulic, 2500'-2-1/4" wire
Deck Crane: Effer hydraulic, 10 tons @ 25'
Fi-Fi-1: Inmar/FFS/Nyjus, 425' cannon range @ 10,500 g/p/m
Z- Drives: Roll-Royce CPP-255
During the weekend the tug "Liberty" also with "Z-Drive" propulsion came in for a trial run. The depth of the water next to the dock is only 16' at low tide. To accomodate the draft a water barge had to be brought in to move the dockage into the 20' deep channel!


"Independence"!

Her massive bow!

Tug "Liberty"!

Wheel house!

Again the wheel house!

In the mirror!

Stern view!

4 comments:

Ed said...

Jay,
I always enjoy the depth that you go into to describe these boats that we see but know nothing about. Thank You, Ed

Jay Albert said...

Now you know something Ed !

Steve Borichevsky said...

That's some rig! Thanks for doing the homework.

will said...

jay- i lve it. thanks for getting these pics. ironically, on our way up to gloucester last november, we saw tug independence getting put thru its paces at the derecktors yard where it was built. great to hear from you; greets to the gloucester folk.

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