A new hobby - tracking ships

Monday, July 22, 2013


Text and photo, Marc Weinberg

Today started out like other recent summer days, with that morning haze, especially when looking out over the water of Puget Sound. This morning I saw a funny looking ship. Looked like someone had taken a bite out of the middle.

I was curious so I looked it up on my computer on the Marine Traffic website.  The name of the ship was the Montford Point and it is what is referred to as a 'heavy lift ship'. I guess that is appropriate and possible since half of the ship is 'missing' and therefor it can carry a large and heavy cargo.

Montford Point off Shoreline Saltwater Park
copyright, Marc Weinberg

Marine Traffic.com is also available as a smart phone app so you can check and track marine traffic all over the world.

This could turn into a new hobby if I'm not careful.

Computer track of Mountford Point


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