2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event

The IMO (International Maritime Organization)’s 2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event was held last weekend on Chelsea Piers:


thomasjeffrsonNOAA Hydrographic Research Vessel
208′ Ship Thomas Jefferson
formerly one of three U.S. Navy survey ships, all named the USS Littlehales.)

rankinCoast Guard Buoy Tender
175-foot Keeper class Coastal Buoy Tender James Rankin (WLB 555)

bainbridgeCoast Guard Patrol Boat
110′ Island Class Patrol Boat Bainbridge Island (WPB 1343)

tempTug Boat
K-Sea Transportation Davis Sea

rb-mCoast Guard Medium Response Boat
45′ Response Boat-Medium (RB-M 45614)

Passenger Vessel: Statue Cruises ferry, Miss Gateway (sorry, not shown. She left before I could thaw out to draw her. Also, the advertised Staten Island ferry did not seem to be in attendance, but they are not far from this pier and our hearts.)

(not done yet! more to come on this event and the ships…)

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  1. tugster said, on 2009/10/23 at 07:34

    after junk . . . comes sheer beauty!! thank you

  2. Mage B said, on 2009/10/23 at 10:38

    Nice ships today. No ads tho. I was kind of looking forward to the dredging ads. I’ve got ships “stuff” the last two days….but no ads.

  3. […] Katherine Walker.  Hmmm . . . wonder if any other blogs have renderings of 175′ buoy tenders . .  or plan to?  Here maybe? […]

  4. Ben said, on 2009/10/23 at 14:27

    You seem to make all boats look beautiful, even ones I would usually raise an eyebrow to…

  5. tugster said, on 2009/10/24 at 08:13

    your posts grow by accretion . . . lovely. bainbridge has a dynamism.
    but what i wanty to know is whether i can use that top map for navigation . . . like is that green stripe a reliable guide should i be cycling somewhere in that vicinity? i feel an info vacuum.

    • bowsprite said, on 2009/10/24 at 08:45

      haha! map is good enough for navigation–but the boats are not drawn to scale.

  6. Mage B said, on 2009/10/25 at 14:27

    Reading on………and having a ball. Wish I could have been there with you. Thanks for the shot at Tugster of the drooping stern. That’s a new one on me.

  7. […] await a USCG  RB-S and an RB-M.  Bowsprite does a pleasing rendition here, fifth boat down, even though she disarmed it.  Uh . . . Bowsprite, are you authorized to do […]

    • Michael said, on 2009/10/29 at 16:07

      That was going to be my comment…Coast Guard ships have armament…guns, cannons, cutlasses etc. If you disarm them you might at least give them kazoos like that big boat you did a few weeks ago.

      I’ve had the exciting pleasure of taking a ride on a “medium response boat” (one gun, no cutlery)…when they crank the throttle to full (how do you say that in Italian, Bowsprite?) you’d better be holding on to something!

  8. […] over to Bowsprite’s page to see her way cool drawings of the guests of […]

  9. […] science boats when I locate them.  Bowsprite seems to have a better knack of finding ones like Thomas Jefferson, which led me to catch it […]

  10. Neil Stam said, on 2010/03/01 at 06:15

    Nice job, new to me. I will begin using these immediately!

    • bowsprite said, on 2010/03/01 at 10:14

      yes, good. Learn to use the VOSS properly and good luck contacting the National Strike Force to find out how, since for months, I am getting nowhere despite all my inquiries.

  11. […] Tugster photo of three K-Sea tugs, the Lincoln is the big one. Bowsprite drawing of the smaller Davis Sea in the above photo. […]

  12. debi said, on 2010/06/10 at 00:26

    World Maritime Day was held in New York City on October 16-18, 2009. The goal of World Maritime Day is to attract public, private, and government attention to the many environmental initiatives within the maritime community to reduce the effects of climate change. Well, All boats are seems to be very beautiful.

  13. […] Here she was hanging the show last weekend.  If you’ve looked at her site much, you’d have seen her rendering of RB 45614 (below) on her artblog here. […]

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