Sunday, December 2, 2012

Alpha finally comes in to load

After lying at anchor since November 19, the bulker Alpha finally moved in to pier 28 this afternoon. It will begin loading its grain cargo in the morning. The ship had to wait for Carol to complete its top-off load. That work was completed last night. As a relatively low value cargo the ship will probably only work during regular hours, with no overtime for longshoremen, so it will be here for several days. That will give the crew a few days ashore after gazing on the city, but out of reach, for two weeks.
(See photyos of the ship on its arrival by scrolling back to Novemner 19.)

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