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Hanjin Imabari (Kawasaki)

Posted by
Mike Cash (Kiryu, Japan) on 26 July 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Humongous ore carrier getting a helping nudge toward the JFE Steel company dock in Kawasaki.

Earlier in the day I saw her approaching the dock with four tugboats snuggled up to her starboard side and one tagging along behind. With the largest container ships I see coming into port here the most I ever see is two tugs per ship, and quite a few can get by with one. Some smaller ships (with bow thruster units) dispense with tugs altogether.

Pentax K20D
Super Takumar 85/1.9

PENTAX K20D 1/1600 second ISO 500 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

PENTAX K20D
1/1600 second
ISO 500
127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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