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Title: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 11, 2013, 06:15:30 AM
Watch 'em working a containership on a beautiful Sunday morning in Aruba.

                                           http://portarubawebcam.com/
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Mike S on August 11, 2013, 04:10:13 PM

                     Have to remember this when weather is happening.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 11, 2013, 04:47:45 PM

                     Have to remember this when weather is happening.

I thought the same thing Mike. :D This website also has cameras in Bermuda, Key West and several other Florida cities (+ New York)........come November it will be worth a peek. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 12, 2013, 04:15:11 AM
Charlie -

Ah! This great. Half hour back (0645 HR EDT), watching the drama of arrival of the PULLMANTOR MV MONARCH, Home Port Valletta.
The newer Cruise Ships are amazing. Capability to get into and depart berths without any help from Harbor Tugs...

..............................Vern..........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on August 12, 2013, 05:08:50 AM
...and here I thought Charlie had gone to Aruba. ::)
These webcams are amazing devices. We can travel to anywhere in the world now and see what's happening.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 12, 2013, 05:30:20 AM
...and here I thought Charlie had gone to Aruba. ::)

That would be nice Rob.......maybe next year. :-\ Looks like another containership has recently docked so maybe the camera will switch back to where the real action is. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 12, 2013, 09:37:19 AM
Charlie -

Ah, this site is great! It is a slow moving plot.

I note the eager on the MV Monarch were on decks at 0645. It then took better part of
two hours before any bus at the Terminal,  to take them into town...

Yes, the Container Ship came thru and passed shortly after MV Monarch came to berth.
See the Google Map, and note the little "flag" at the "Freight Side" Piers. It had the lines
of an Inter-Island, self load/ unload smaller freighter.

The "Oil Tanker" spotted? Can't figure where it went. In later views, a Vessel in the
distance with lines of a bulker. But, the one I spotted, it can't be possible it did a quick
turn, at a depot generally West of the Container Pier...

..........................Vern......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 12, 2013, 01:54:49 PM
Charlie -

Ah, this site is great! It is a slow moving plot.

..........................Vern......................

 Glad we can keep you entertained Vern. :D If you really want to get involved 24/7 try the New York harbor site..........enough action there to require several yellow legal pads & pencils to keep score. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Ray F on August 12, 2013, 05:13:43 PM
...and here I thought Charlie had gone to Aruba. ::)
X2, Glad Im Not the Only Person Who Thought That at First  ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 13, 2013, 04:52:01 AM
Charlie - All -

YAWN! Thanks, but I like the leisurely pace of Port Aruba! <G>

BTW. At 0745 HR, TU 13 AUG, views of Container handling, and various truckers hauling them around. Jamie (here) can relate to it! 
Reminds of my life back in another age, when I was very active with it.

MV MONARCH? Whoa! As of this a.m., it had sailed and left town. One can wonder if they want to buy tickets for such tours. Here,
it appears the Aruba stop with just enough time to get some trinkets from local merchants in the Pier area? So much for a night on
the town in Aruba!

(0930 HR) Right now, working MV MELBOURNE STRAIT. These folks know how to run a snappy show...

...........................Vern......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 13, 2013, 06:45:11 AM
Couple things come to mind when watching the container ship unload..

First is that from this angle, it almost looks like a model display.

Second is that this view makes Baltimore look like an enormous operation and Baltimore is on the smaller side when it comes to container business.

Third is that it seems more on the inefficient level. Clearly with this being a smaller operation, lifts per hour and stuff like that aren't as important. They seem to take their time down there.

Overall, I still think it is an interesting business to watch and be in.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 13, 2013, 07:10:12 AM
Jamie - All -

I have been looking in on the Container Ship, MELBOURNE STRAIT. The guys put on a show, and look like they have some hustle.
They have done well with working their current "in bound" ex Vessel. Note the "Reefer" Boxes are so vital to this trade...

Recall Aruba of Dutch heritage, and much of the trade is with Netherlands. Haven't spotted many MSC boxes. BTW, reporting
notes with accompanying Maps notes a MAERSK is in. The Pier is not covered by the Web Cam we see...

................................Vern........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 13, 2013, 07:38:57 AM
I  that too Vern in regards to the reefer containers. Makes sense though.

If anybody is interested, here is the gate cam at Seagirt Marine Terminal. Not as interesting as Aruba, that's for sure. lol

http://www.portsamerica.com/gate-camera.html
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 13, 2013, 08:47:09 AM
Vern  -  Jamie

 Life's a little slower in the tropics mon. :D I don't see them breaking any records in working a ship down there. These feeder vessels might do a lot of island hopping in the region & drop off and pick up cans over a 2 week +/- period. I like your comparison to a model Jamie......the more i look at the scene it reminds me of a diorama. ;D

 FYI just the other side of the Cruise Ship pier there's a car carrier docked. :o I'd have thought new cars would come in with the box ships, didn't think they'd be enough volume to warrant a whole shipload. :-\
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 14, 2013, 08:26:05 AM
Charlie - All -

Doesn't take much to keep me amused? Noticed (at 1115 HR WE 14) MV AURIGA J at the Container Pier.
Also, at the Cruise Ship "ramp" (and note adjacent vehicle storage lot) MV MORNING COMPOSER delivering
vehicles. It very much reminds of A C L Vessels, years back, which "RO/RO" designs, and load/ unload at
the stern.

I'll guess why the "Car Carrier" is in. Possibly running an Islands "peddle run" with several Ports Of Call. BTW,
the one being worked, I noted sometime around 0700 HR. It had dropped from my screen, and I couldn't guess
its moves...

..........................Vern.......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 14, 2013, 08:52:19 AM
I have never seen the camera rotate like it is today. That is pretty cool. Not too much action yet today.

Looks like most of the trucks in and out of the pier are Mack CH's. All seem to be white. Different then what you see around here. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 14, 2013, 09:08:54 AM
Vern  -  Jamie

 Life's a little slower in the tropics mon. :D I don't see them breaking any records in working a ship down there. These feeder vessels might do a lot of island hopping in the region & drop off and pick up cans over a 2 week +/- period. I like your comparison to a model Jamie......the more i look at the scene it reminds me of a diorama. ;D

 FYI just the other side of the Cruise Ship pier there's a car carrier docked. :o I'd have thought new cars would come in with the box ships, didn't think they'd be enough volume to warrant a whole shipload. :-\

Watching this webcam reminds me of this enormous train and airport layout in Germany.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s

Search on youtube for more of the miniature wonderland videos. These are amazing layouts that they have!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 14, 2013, 09:34:20 AM
As of 12:20 PM the MV AURIGA J she be leavin' mon.......a short move over to Willemstad Curacao. No doubt to be replaced by one of the other 2 container vessels noted at anchor offshore.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 14, 2013, 10:24:51 AM
As of 12:20 PM the MV AURIGA J she be leavin' mon.......a short move over to Willemstad Curacao.
No doubt to be replaced by one of the other 2 container vessels noted at anchor offshore.   
Charlie - Jamie - All -

Sure! This ARUBA WEB CAM grows on you! IMHO, they just did good, quick work with MV AURIGA

Recall when we went to the Ball Park, it suggested we buy the Program? This link helps with what
seen at ARUBA PORT: http://www.seatrade.com/home.html (http://www.seatrade.com/home.html)

BTW. In today's action, spotted a twenty (20) ft. box off vessel, running a three axle (tridem) on the
chassis...

.........................Vern.......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 15, 2013, 07:59:30 AM
Looks like a ship a day keeps Aruba happy.  ;D In and out in 24 hours or less.........not like the old days when a "stick" ship could be in port for a week or so loading & discharging cargo. The crew would work 8-12 hours and then have time to see the sights  :).......today the crew hardly ever gets ashore due to the tight schedule. :(
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 16, 2013, 04:52:28 AM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

Ah! The Webcam is great! Notice when scrolling below the Port images, a Map indicating position of vessels throughout the area.
The "Zoom In/ Zoom Out" is useful. It depicts the "setup" at the moment, and one can guess how the Port Captain or Harbor
Master might play it. Rather a live "board game"?

Also, in exposure to this site, have noted there is evidently another Pier, on Southeast of the Island at San Nicolas. Possibly an
earlier SEA LAND Pier, and is served by MAERSK vessels. The Map reports action in  and out, but no Webcam. More, note with the
"in town" Piers (with Webcam), the International Airport apparently just East...

At the moment (0750 HR), the Webcam is not "panning" the area. There is a small vessel arriving, which we may estimate took
a Pilot out to an awaiting inbound Vessel...

...............................Vern............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 16, 2013, 05:24:38 AM
As i type this i'm watching a new player (MARCHASER) approaching the pier. :) The action down at San Nicolas & the related Maersk vessels is all tanker related Vern.........the Valero (ex Esso) refinery is located there. The "red icons" on the board denote hazardous (tankers) vessels.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 18, 2013, 05:58:51 AM
Lively little port with Sunday action. 8) CFS PANAVERA must have come in this morning and is currently being worked. Thought for sure one of the 2 ships offshore would be next up then this one snuck in. :D No matter i'll just sit back & enjoy the action.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 18, 2013, 10:23:10 AM
Charlie -

Checking. I was at my Console and Command Center at about 0645 - 0700 HR, and a.m. Coffee. CFS PANAVERA sailed in,
the Web Cam was not panning, and spotted the vessel from midway or so to stern.

Right now, at 1315 HR, checked the area several miles around. Didn't spot anything of interest, tho some traffic out there.
Also, keep in mind when the view toward East end of Container Pier, and over to Cruise Ship/ Auto Carrier area, the skies
are in Airport inbound Approach path. As busy as it is, since watching this, I have only spotted one inbound aircraft...

Airport has a well done site, and all Arrivals and Departures details shown...

...........................Vern........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 18, 2013, 10:34:58 AM
 ;D ;D Glad to see the AM shift is manned & in capable hands Vern. :) IIRC someone once told me the cruise ship season doesn't really get into full swing until the colder weather sets in up north so that would account for the lack of activity at those piers.

Lots of tanker traffic in the area as well as Pamana Canal bound ships too........i counted at least a dozen ships at anchor just off the coast last night. Given the location i'd guess a lot of them are modern day "tramp ships" and are awaiting orders where to go for the next load. "Tramping" isn't dead just different. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 19, 2013, 08:13:19 AM
No too much going on today. Just a cruise ship waiting for the passengers to explore the island.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 19, 2013, 08:30:51 PM
No too much going on today. Just a cruise ship waiting for the passengers to explore the island.

 There was a container ship at the dock early this morning Jamie........saw it on AIS about 7:30 AM but i guess the webcam stayed on the cruise ship for the people who aren't hardcore box ship watchers like us. :D Tuned in about 11:20 PM and the VEGA BETA is being worked now.......first night activity i've seen. :o
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 20, 2013, 04:41:54 AM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

At moment, 0735 HR ET, Pier working RIO TAMANACO, rather a plain "Inter Island" type.

You caught them running night shift to keep on top of it, eh? Yesterday, the "Freight Pier" had
at least two in, including a SEA TRADE vessel. Noted, too, the Pier wasn't "panning" the camera.
Our acquaintance, MONARCH back, after a turn thru Panama Canal. It had the leading TV
appearance for the day...

..........................Vern.......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 20, 2013, 09:52:53 AM
Looks like they are building up their refrigerated container inventory on dock. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 20, 2013, 10:12:37 AM
Jamie -

Getting addicted to the "flow" of it? <G> We had a SEA TRADE Vessel in yesterday,
handling "reefer" traffic...

Odd Note. Consider the Island of Aruba is not a lot of real estate. Today, noted a pull-in
to Pierside, container behind what looked a classic, older Freightliner Sleeper. Maybe the
owner guy also uses it as an efficiency apartment? <G>


.........................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 20, 2013, 03:41:00 PM
Cool catch on the FL sleeper Vern. 8) I forgot to mention it but several days ago i saw a twin screw day cab COE draggin' a chassis through the yard but couldn't tell the make.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 20, 2013, 07:22:17 PM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

You caught them running night shift to keep on top of it, eh?
..........................Vern.......................

They must have caught a little Night Fever Vern. ;D At 10:15 PM the PARANGA was being worked........it'll probably be long gone before you start the day shift watch. :D :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 21, 2013, 02:37:18 PM
Just tuned in around 5:30 PM and there appears to be some type of unidentified military ship being offloaded at a pier just down the line. AIS maps not working either.......coincidence or national securuty? ??? ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 21, 2013, 03:39:04 PM
So it's an hour later and i do stand corrected. Everything's working.........the vessel is the Royal Dutch Navy auxilary Pelikaan. :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 22, 2013, 08:14:09 AM
Quite an interesting ship that is docked there this morning!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 22, 2013, 08:41:07 AM
Quite an interesting ship that is docked there this morning!

Holland class patrol vessel........Royal Dutch Navy methinks. Interesting how it doesn't show up on the AIS map. ???

                                  http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-144-s&va=holland+class+patrol+vessels
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on August 22, 2013, 09:01:29 AM
Noon Eastern DST. It must be GARBAGE DAY in the Royal Dutch Navy.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 22, 2013, 09:17:52 AM
Noon Eastern DST. It must be GARBAGE DAY in the Royal Dutch Navy.

 ;D :D  Good catch Mr. Archer........i wouldn't mind that detail come winter. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 22, 2013, 12:52:14 PM
Charlie - All -

Thanks for the great link to Photos. The Vessel was making me crazy. Couldn't figure it at all. By its lines,
estimated it couldn't possibly by the 804 (Pelikaan). The air of mystery is its absence on AIS mapping.

...................................Vern.............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 22, 2013, 12:58:46 PM
The air of mystery is its absence on AIS mapping.


Stealthy signature........or lack of one. :-\ ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 23, 2013, 04:18:00 AM
Charlie - All -

Here we go! The Holland Class (four vessels) are newer, purpose built "secret operation" Ships Of The Line.
They are (if we to believe public info) not as quick as my original estimation. Likely, there is little public data out
there about top end, flank speed capability.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_class_offshore_patrol_vessels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_class_offshore_patrol_vessels)

In the spotting problems wherein it is difficult  to spot a fleet number? That's the way she is designed to be.
If she displayed an obvious radar signature, it wouldn't be a surprise, would it? She is designed to chase some
shady characters, after all...

..........................Vern......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 23, 2013, 08:59:19 AM
LOL! at 1200 my time, somebody is using their hand to wipe the water off the camera. Can't tell if they are cleaning it or wiping away rain. Sun looks to be out. lol They also just looked into the camera. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 23, 2013, 09:27:17 AM
Jamie - All -

Missed that! At this viewing, there are six "POV" adjacent the Vessel. In my own viewing, can't account whether crew had
any shore leave with the visitation. At the same time (1220 HR EDT), noted an inbound flight for the Airport...

We will just have to wait and see when the HMS SURREPTITIOUS (?) (<G>) casts the lines and gets out of town...

.............................Vern........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 23, 2013, 01:02:02 PM
LOL! at 1200 my time, somebody is using their hand to wipe the water off the camera. Can't tell if they are cleaning it or wiping away rain.

Well it certainly is a lot cleaner now. ;D :D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 26, 2013, 02:35:08 PM
Interesting.........the TAGUS is now at the container pier. It's a car carrier.......guess we'll get treated to a show soon similar to the Indy 500. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 27, 2013, 06:06:47 AM
Wow!!! :o Good lookin' red COE in view @ 0903 hours........think it's a KW. :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 27, 2013, 06:58:02 AM
They seem to be expanding their reefer freight. Looks like they have added a new row to stack in.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 27, 2013, 07:51:45 AM
They seem to be expanding their reefer freight. Looks like they have added a new row to stack in. 

Jamie - All -

I see that. Perhaps sorting empties and loads? Or, for two different lines? The Port is due a Reefer Container
Vessel any minute now, by my own "yard check". Gotta' keep the saloons and hotel restaurants supplied...

See Map (as of 1045 HR EDT). There is a newer (2011 build) MARTINA C at the berth used by the RDN HOLLAND.
From Photos, today's vessel with lines of a competent "self load/ unload" Vessel.

Just noted arrival of a familiar (FLR?) COE with a Reefer (presumed MTY). The COE in a color reminding of our
Stateside, Penna. Truck Lines, or (for old timers), Braswell Motor Freight...

Auto Carrier calls? Aruba has a pop. at about 100K folks. How many new cars can they need? Some of the
action must be rental auto fleets turning over the rolling stock...

.................................Vern.............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 27, 2013, 08:49:19 AM
Charlie, I do think I saw that same KW, just a little later in the day.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 27, 2013, 08:50:48 AM
Charlie, I do think I saw that same KW, just a little later in the day.

Just saw a green & silver Binder COE a few minutes ago. They've got some good looking cabovers down there. 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 27, 2013, 01:51:30 PM
They seem to be expanding their reefer freight. Looks like they have added a new row to stack in. 

Jamie - All -

See Map (as of 1045 HR EDT). There is a newer (2011 build) MARTINA C at the berth used by the RDN HOLLAND.
From Photos, today's vessel with lines of a competent "self load/ unload" Vessel.

As of 1645 hours the Martina C appears to have offloaded lumber from the aft cargo hold......hatches are closing but not sure if that's it or not. :-\ Quite a few new vehicles being spotted in the same vicinity.......not sure what that's all about. ???
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 28, 2013, 06:42:00 AM
Looks like we have some tourists in today. Kind of a cloudy day today.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 28, 2013, 02:10:26 PM
Looks like we have some tourists in today.

A couple of thousand at least. ;D I'd just turned on the computer @ 0745 this morning and first thing on the webcam is JEWEL OF THE SEAS passing by in review. :D Nothing like being out on deck or your own balcony and watching the ship dock. 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 29, 2013, 07:06:40 AM
Jamie - Charlie -

Note JEWEL at berth evidently a CARNIVAL Vessel. Itinerary for this voyage surely promoted with
Aruba as a major port of call. Unlike the PULLMANTUR MONARCH, Vessel did not leave town at end
of yesterday. MONARCH travelers do not get "a night on the town" at Aruba...

Also, yesterday and today, numerous "tour bus" coaches in view. Too, sighting of a smaller, touring
and sightseeing Vessel, departing Pier about 0845 HR.

Map reports a cargo vessel  CFS PAFILIA in and working at the "freight side" pier. Possibly, we will
see some loads of reefers arrive?

.................................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 29, 2013, 11:41:47 AM
First time I've seen any activity on that little green boat. They are loading/unloading something.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 29, 2013, 10:00:15 PM
Nothing going on at 0103 EST. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 30, 2013, 05:40:33 AM
Looks like we are working on the Marchaser this morning. Seems they have depleted their reefer inventory on dock as well.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on August 30, 2013, 06:31:56 AM
Just saw an interesting truck driver through the port. Looked like it had a crane at each end of the chassis to lift a container off.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 30, 2013, 05:51:01 PM
Odd looking containership at the pier @ 1845 hours.......the MESSINA STRAIT.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on August 31, 2013, 03:49:16 AM
Odd looking containership at the pier @ 1845 hours.......the MESSINA STRAIT.

Charlie - All -

"Vessel Details" on accompanying Maps label it a Reefer carrier. Missed spotting this one passing thru...

(1100 HR) ARRRGGGHHH, MATEYS! SURPRISE! This a.m, the VEN Flag Training Vessel,  three master,
SIMON BOLIVER arrived about 0920 HR!

..............................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on August 31, 2013, 08:15:59 AM
What a treat to see a TALL SHIP.........beautiful sight. :) 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on September 01, 2013, 04:46:50 AM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

More than anyone might want to know about navigation? In checking the Aruba site, noted it has sunrise about
fifteen (15) minutes before here in NE Maryland. This implies Aruba at a Longitude about 750 (or so) miles East
of your correspondent. Refer to an American Continent Map which establishes this conjecture.

Meanwhile, SIMON BOLIVAR remains at berth. In looking at Map of Aruba waters, and "zoom out" to a wider
area, numerous "red icon" vessels. By names,  some may be Russkie, calling for Venezuelan oil?

...................................Vern........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on September 01, 2013, 06:27:53 AM
If you want to see a beautiful sight (and if the SIMON BOLIVAR is still in port tonight) take a look after dark when she's lit up like a string of pearls with lights in the rigging. :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on September 02, 2013, 10:43:20 AM
Quite a busy day at the piers today. 8) A strange looking French tug that looks like it's connected with the dredging business, 2 passenger ships & a container ship. Plus a couple of great looking COEs driving around the yard. :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 02, 2013, 07:39:36 PM
Took the weekend off from the internet...lol

Lots of cool stuff lit up tonight at 10:42 est. Sorry I missed the activity!

Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on September 03, 2013, 04:21:36 AM
Charlie - Jamie -

MONARCH in and departed thru the day on MO 2 SEP...

FREEWINDS, rather an attractive smaller vessel of trim lines, in port. See link here,
and check, "...the rest of the story..."! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freewinds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freewinds)

.............................Vern......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 04, 2013, 09:15:14 AM
Cool! at 1217 EST, there is a ship being docked in the rain.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on September 04, 2013, 10:09:47 AM
Looks like the reefer inventory has been built back up. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 04, 2013, 11:17:32 AM
I see that. Nice little break in the weather too from this morning!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on September 05, 2013, 04:46:38 AM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

Carnival Cruise BREEZE in this a.m., to Pier about 0730. The new Ships are truly huge!

............................Vern.............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on September 05, 2013, 07:26:27 AM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

Carnival Cruise BREEZE in this a.m., to Pier about 0730. The new Ships are truly huge!

............................Vern.............................

Somewhere I saw a graphic with the image of RMS Titanic overlayed on an image of a modern cruise ship and Titanic was dwarfed by the modern vessel. I hope one of those ships never needs the MAN THE LIFEBOATS order to be given.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on September 07, 2013, 06:38:25 AM
Vehicle carrier GRAND PEARL is at the pier this morning unloading new cars. 8) Interesting to see at least a 1/2 dozen of those frac water ADLER type trailers in the picture too.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 09, 2013, 01:03:37 PM
Nice sunny day today. And we get a scrolling camera on top of it! lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 12, 2013, 09:29:27 AM
Interesting view today. Camera is zoomed in on the ship at dock. Too bad there is no activity. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 13, 2013, 11:41:56 AM
Holy Cow! Rainy day there today and they are using the mobile crane, rather then the big crane. You should see these containers flying through the air moving all around. I hope the cargo inside stays put. These things are swaying all over the place with this crane.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on September 13, 2013, 12:16:02 PM
Jamie - All -

Spotted it about same time you watched... The guys really hustling to work the Container
Vessel, CFS PACORA at berth.

Meanwhile, FREEWINDS still in. Also, there is some action with two sea going Tugs, docked
across from the passenger vessel. The Tugs, identified as French, have something to do with
the ALCATEL project, which apparently in waters just off the Venezuelan Coast...

..........................Vern.......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 20, 2013, 08:50:29 AM
Not much going on today. Not sure if that is a small cruise ship or a large private ship. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on September 21, 2013, 08:34:08 AM
Not much going on today. Not sure if that is a small cruise ship or a large private ship. lol
Jamie -

We see the Church of Scientology entity, controlled Vessel, FREEWINDS. Earlier here,
IIRC, posted a link to "WIKI" about particulars...

Guess we should expect to see PULLMANTOUR MONARCH on MO 23?

...........................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 23, 2013, 06:35:52 AM
Looks like a windy morning. Camera seems to be moving a lot and the water seems to be moving at a faster then normal speed.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 24, 2013, 08:27:34 AM
Busy day for the reefers. Looks like we have some Volvo's pulling these. Saw a nice older cab-over zooming through the port just now.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on September 26, 2013, 04:35:44 AM
All -

CARNIVAL FREEDOM in and at berth 0730 HR. It remains astonishing how these very large
Vessels rely on the built in thrusters, and don't need help from harbor tugs...

KING JACOB working at Freight side. This apparently a regular service Vessel of CGM...

..............................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on September 26, 2013, 04:40:24 AM
I'd rather be watching the KING JACOB working cans than a cruise ship just sitting at the dock. >:( ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 26, 2013, 09:24:14 AM
I agree. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on September 26, 2013, 03:09:20 PM
I'd rather be watching the KING JACOB working cans than a cruise ship just sitting at the dock. >:( ;D


Aren't there any nubile young ladies in bikinis strolling the deck?
(place EVIL smiley here  :o ;D :-X)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: NHRS on September 26, 2013, 03:52:53 PM
I've added the Live from Aruba to my favorite's column. And, thanks a whole bunch for giving us that on this forum, too.

Anything big that floats is always fun to watch. Reminds me of the great times decades when 50kw & I'd get unloaded in LA, drop our empty box in the yard, bobtail down to San Pedro, & spend that evening plus most of the next day at Port of Call, sitting on the Orange Jules balcony overlooking the ship channel.

And, the sounds of a port are easily as interesting as the view. Work boats ran from the port out to the anchorage inside the breakwater all night long, hauling supplies. They all sounded like the old 2-cycle Jimmies, but only turning about 1200 revs or less, so you heard a deep bass instead of a scream. Very nice music to slumber by.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 26, 2013, 10:12:27 PM
I'd rather be watching the KING JACOB working cans than a cruise ship just sitting at the dock. >:( ;D


Aren't there any nubile young ladies in bikinis strolling the deck?
(place EVIL smiley here  :o ;D :-X)

Should be!!!  LOL!!!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 26, 2013, 10:19:07 PM
Very interesting to see that at 0113 EST, the view is inland. I see that Valero Gas Stations have made their way globally! That is the view tonight.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/jneubie/Capture_zpsc5cf8186.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/jneubie/media/Capture_zpsc5cf8186.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on September 27, 2013, 05:23:08 AM
Jamie - All -

Keep the its history in mind. ARUBA a venerable Dutch possession, with two notable settlements on the
small island. Into the 20th Century, it added the huge oil refinery on its Southeast shores. The facility
earlier a STANDARD OIL site. Anyway, in a brief account, the island became a vital "fuel depot" in the
WWII Era. It attracted German U-Boats like gnats at a picnic!

Fast forward. With ease and convenient passenger jet services to the point, some sharp guys started
promoting it as the seasonal tourist place to be. Imagine that! A tourist hotspot to a place which may
not be anywhere near as glamorous as Bayonne or Delaware City with a few palm trees and steel drum
musicians! It sells airline tickets...

Sidenote: NHRS, Port Of Call at San Pedro? Don't start! Your correspondent has endless stories
of this place, too! <G>

...............................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on October 01, 2013, 11:40:48 AM
3 cabovers in the terminal right now. 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 02, 2013, 10:05:19 AM
There is a cruise ship full speed ahead coming to port!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on October 07, 2013, 12:50:47 PM
First time i've seen 2 cruise ships in at one time.........shopkeepers must be thrilled. :) ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on October 08, 2013, 05:46:01 AM
First time i've seen 2 cruise ships in at one time.........shopkeepers must be thrilled. :) ;D 

Charlie - All -

Spotted that yesterday (MO 7 OCT) about same time. The MONARCH a reliable arrival on Mondays.
Couldn't figure the other Vessel. It wasn't "pinging" on the area map.

Guess this appearance of two at berth may be a sign of coming Winter, much like spottings of migrating
Canadian Geese passing thru these parts for, oh, Fort Myers for the season?

............................Vern..........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on October 10, 2013, 08:07:15 AM
No ships in today but with a nor'easter in Jersey today it sure is nice to look at blue skies with 88 degree temps in Aruba compared to rain & wind here. :) ;D I imagine it'll be even nicer come winter with snow flakes falling. :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 11, 2013, 09:35:46 AM
Nothing at port so far today on this overcast day. Not too many reefers on the ground either. Hope they aren't too hungry down there. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on October 11, 2013, 11:11:07 AM
Nothing at port so far today on this overcast day. Not too many reefers on the ground either. Hope they aren't too hungry down there. lol
Jamie - All -

Right! The PARANGA (Jamaica Flag) is in. Fairly small vessel, and stops by from time to time. By on line notes, must have arrived
just after your view of the site?

The "Reefer" pool? That seems to have its own ebb and flow. No reports the Hotels running out of fresh produce, and choice
steaks? Much of the movements appear to be tied to a dedicated Reefer Ship, which spotted earlier...

...............................Vern......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 17, 2013, 11:18:36 AM
Since ILA is on strike here in Baltimore, I decided to see how things were in Aruba. Apparently, they aren't doing anymore work then we are. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on October 20, 2013, 07:47:02 AM
A P B -

The LE BOREAL is in this a.m.! Rather a trim looking Cruise Vessel. Don't miss!

The Scientologists FREEWINDS has been at berth, last couple days...

................................Vern.........................

Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on October 20, 2013, 04:44:48 PM
Vern.....Jamie.....et al


Been on vacation in the Carolinas the last week or so with limited computer access so no Aruba checks for me lately. :( The LE BOREAL is pretty slick.......wouldn't mind spending a week or 10 days on her myself.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on October 21, 2013, 11:12:16 AM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

A busy Monday! MONARCH is in. Also,  two HOLLAND AMERICA Vessels, ZUIDERDAM and ZAANDAM...

Freight Pier working a Cargo Vessel. Sightings as of 2:00 P today...

..............................Vern..........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 21, 2013, 11:14:44 AM
You and I were watching at the same time Vern. Quite the busy day in Aruba. Interesting seeing a cruise ship at a freight pier.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 25, 2013, 10:54:33 AM
Only action today is a guy on a forklift cruising around the terminal enjoying the nice weather.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on November 05, 2013, 09:35:05 AM
Charlie - Jamie - All -

Odd one in today. Royal Caribbean, BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS at berth. See the notes on
this one. Apparently a cruise originated Tampa, FL. That's a long haul...

..............................Vern.............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on November 05, 2013, 10:36:21 AM
Wonder what's up with the POSEIDON?  ??? Been at the dock for quite a while now. Also looks like a car carrier has been in recently.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on November 05, 2013, 10:49:57 AM
Charlie - All -

The POSEIDON is one, of several Vessels, on the Alcatel job, yes?
Apparently, putting in some fiber cable, terminal based in Venezuela?
Same sort of work done out of Baltimore, ages back. Western Electric
had Vessels here, which did the "ocean cable" work...

...............................Vern..........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on November 05, 2013, 12:40:02 PM
15:38 we are looking a Cruise Ship but there is a smaller ship with a red bow (blue stripe) just to the left.
What ship is that?
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on November 06, 2013, 11:00:24 AM
15:38 we are looking a Cruise Ship but there is a smaller ship with a red bow (blue stripe) just to the left.
What ship is that? 

Rob - All -

You note the POSEIDON. On the Map of the Harbor, click on the icons for the Vessels shown
in Cruise Ship Dock areas. Vessel remains at berth today. Yields Photos of subject Vessels...

.............................Vern........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: NHRS on November 06, 2013, 01:37:15 PM
Always funny to watch people move around, & not actually do anything. Reminds me of some docks I've had to sit at, & a Golden Arches near a motel with truck parking off Alameda decades ago.

 Those guys have been setting-up to unload cars all afternoon. Looks like they don't care if anything gets done or not.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on November 06, 2013, 02:06:46 PM
NHRS - All -

Vessel is EUKOR MORNING CONDUCTOR. This one a bit unusual as they are unloading
light van vehicles. They'll "...get 'er done...". Assume this one came to berth around Lunch
Hour today?

.........................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: NHRS on November 06, 2013, 03:42:09 PM
Yeah, it was coming in slow about noon when I enlarged the map to see if anybody else was around. Watched'm set up red barriers around capstan, crane bumper, etc. Poor guys stood all around, nothing to do.

Saw one of those car-carriers unload cars there awhile back. Filled the dock with small cars. Must re-distribute to other islands. Lots of cars for an island that small.

Got to watch them load for real at Emden in 85. Van would haul a load of drivers back from the ship for the next go-around.

That place was ground zero for the culture of southern Nebraska, & it was fun to see where the attitudes I was raised with originated. When a string of those cars took off toward the boat-ramp, if the 1st one had to stop, all 10 or 12 following would begin honking, just like we'd have automatically done.

No matter where you are or what you do, gotta have fun.  Machts nichts wo Mann ist, oder was Mann tut, muss Spiel haben.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on November 06, 2013, 04:26:43 PM
NHRS

 Spend a day watching unload cars in Port Newark NJ & your head will spin.  ;D  Much like Demolition Derby only with new vehicles. :D In one part of the port there's a stretch of 2-3 blocks just filled with damaged/wrecked cars just waiting for the insurance guys. ::)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: NHRS on November 06, 2013, 04:34:41 PM
@Wow! That, I would have never guessed, from what I watched at Emden.

Was surprised about what's added after arrival here once. A big harbor lot, decades ago in San Pedro, filled with new VW convertibles, with no back windows, just solid soft-top going back to the deck.

And I thought, wouldn't if have been great to buy one like that, & add the little glass window with the chrome frame (like the 40's), instead of the big plastic window than turns yellow from the sun.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on November 17, 2013, 10:53:33 AM
Sinterklaas arrived today on the JARA.  :) This tugboat has some moves. ;D

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSrIaAYyRXM
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on November 24, 2013, 06:38:39 AM
November 24 and it's 22 degrees here in New Jersey with a wind chill that makes it feel like 9. :o Aruba with it's balmy 86 degree temp is really starting to look good. ;D No activity today but just looking at the sun & water makes me feel warmer. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on December 01, 2013, 01:30:41 PM
New sighting at the passenger ship pier today........Mein Schiff 2 from Malta.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on December 02, 2013, 10:32:41 AM
Charlie - All -

Busy Day! Two Cruise "Liners" in at the Passenger side. MONARCH at berth on
Freight Side! Three in at the same time!

...........................Vern........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on December 19, 2013, 08:52:05 AM
It's not that i mind looking at cruise ships at the pier in Aruba but i would really rather be watching a container ship being worked when there's one at the dock.........much more interesting.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: NHRS on December 19, 2013, 09:19:19 AM
Big 10-4 on watching the heavy-lifting guys!

When 50kw was a school-kid, he lived on the truck virtually all summer on our LA turns. Once unloaded, we'd dolly-down in the yard & head for San Pedro, buy a Long Beach Press Telegram (which listed all the shipping in town, coming, leaving, working, anchored, & then live on the ship-channel. When you're from no-place Nebraska, & a ship eases by that's bigger than our home-town village, we were impressed.

Our favorite was the banana boats, which docked just north of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. From high ground, we could watch them unload, still like pre-container days, with 2 cargo lines dropping down as a huge "V" into the hold, raising cargo out, then the line toward the dock held fast, while the other "paid out", so the cargo ended up, straight up over the dock, & then lowered down.

I copied that same system when I started pulling/installing motors in my old cars/pickups.

And, talk about getting jealous. There were always a very small group of civilians wandering around, on & off the boat. It obviously sold a few cabins for tourists. Now, that's tourist-travel I'd REALLY love to do! Wouldn't it have been great to get to know the engineer good enough, he'd take you down to see the prime-movers some evening, or spent a few minutes out of the way in a corner on the bridge. I'd trade-off shuffle-board, or swimming pools, or casinos, or disco dancing, or strange-port tourist-traps, anytime for that. 50kw tells me they just stopped doing that not long ago.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on December 19, 2013, 10:28:05 AM
NHRS

 I was just looking at this website this morning about freighter travel. Obviously no more stick ships so not much time in port like the old days but it seems like one can still travel by other than cruise ships. 8)

                                           https://www.freightercruises.com/                         
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: NHRS on December 19, 2013, 01:14:40 PM
That's great to hear. 50kw & I were discussing this just recently. Think he remembered the company we'd watched unload, & he was referring to them. That's definitely the way I'd cruise if I ever did.

Also surf-over to the NYC harbor & watch it, too.

My parents had a friend, farmed in northern Kansas, & had a business interest in Australia. He'd travel there by freighter every year, back in the 50's.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on December 26, 2013, 12:38:09 PM
Aruba must have sunk about a foot with all the tourists on the island today. ;D Legend of the Seas is tied up at the container pier while 3 other cruise ships occupy the regular berths. :o
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on January 07, 2014, 05:54:24 PM
Finally had a containership unloading at the pier today. :) Not bad watching folks work in balmy weather while it was about 10 degrees here today. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on January 10, 2014, 09:33:33 AM
Looks a little overcast today. I'd take that over the weather we have here any day. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on January 23, 2014, 06:30:25 AM
So it's a balmy 82 and there's 3 cruise ships in Aruba today. ;D The ISLAND PRINCESS is at the containership pier so no action today. Only 9 degrees in NJ today.......i'll be looking at this scene a lot hoping it warms me up. :D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on March 07, 2014, 07:41:51 AM
Friday March 7.

Has anyone been checking on this webcam lately?
There is a big cruiseship, MV Riviera, at the cargo docks with a big crane positioned at the bow. It's a fairly new ship but looks like something is being worked on.

Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on March 07, 2014, 08:06:09 AM
I was just about to click the link but couldn't find the thread. You just moved it to the top. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on March 07, 2014, 08:22:49 AM
Rob - All -

Your hypothesis is reasonable, but...

Note - at the Cruise Pier - the CORAL PRINCESS is in. Also, NOORDAM shown behind it (see Map).
That is, the Cruise Lines pushing the Pier fairly hard today...

Note, at its usual berth, the Scientology FREEWINDS is in...

...........................Vern..........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on March 07, 2014, 08:29:30 AM
That is a large cruise ship!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on March 07, 2014, 08:58:28 AM
That is a large cruise ship! 

Jamie - All -

Which of the two? Else, note the NOORDAM appears somewhat smaller.

As a matter of house policy, your writer simply does not like these mega ships!
Whatever of the Bad, Old Days, with the retired North Atlantic Liners, into post
scheduled service voyages as Cruise Ships?

..........................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on March 14, 2014, 12:46:46 PM
One of the Dutch naval vessels appears to be visiting once again. :) 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on April 01, 2014, 09:18:03 AM
BF IPANEMA alongside today............cans being worked. :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on April 01, 2014, 06:28:28 PM
LOL, I've been checking this daily.  I have a co-worker asking me what is happening down there. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on April 15, 2014, 05:42:53 AM
Dreary rainy day here in NJ........nice to watch the RIO TAMANACO being worked at the container pier on a sunny Aruba morning. :) And a bonus was seeing a nice COE sleeper pulling away. 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on April 15, 2014, 12:37:42 PM
Wish we could get turn times like that down here in Baltimore! lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on April 22, 2014, 11:42:19 AM
Nice Sunny day in Aruba today. Wish it was like that here.

I have never noticed the names on the reefers down there. Seems to be a lot of Seatrade reefers there.

Not sure if this has been said or not either.....No 20's. Just 40's.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on April 22, 2014, 12:42:42 PM
Looks like I was wrong. I just saw a 20' unloaded.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on April 23, 2014, 06:52:53 AM
Jamie - All -

SEATRADE with its own, and well done website. Seems to me when last checked, it has
a large network of refrigerated cargo capabilities. Runs more like a scheduled liner shop.
Port Aruba one of its regular calls...

Should one be a wannabe intelligence analyst, it is not difficult to determine just how
much of a cargo flow needed, so to support the local economy. The somewhat surprising
move with arrival of the new car and light truck carriers. One can guess it is a 'just right'
series of deliveries, largely to replace much older vehicles on Aruba streets?

...............................Vern.......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on May 06, 2014, 08:17:00 AM
Colleagues -

In a local note, advts. with big local play. SOUTHWEST AIR now offers direct non stops,
Baltimore (BWI - Marshall) to and from Nassau, Jamaica and Aruba...

In this thread, watch the inbound for SWA flights...

...................................Vern...............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 06, 2014, 11:35:57 AM
LOL. I just saw the same thing ad. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on May 06, 2014, 12:20:49 PM
This sounds like an opportunity for first hand investigation Vern....say next February.
I'm sure Februaries are nearly as nasty in Baltimore as in Toronto.
That makes first hand investigation of the Aruba dock facilities of vital impoetrtance.
Take Charlie with you...he's not too busy then either.



Colleagues -

In a local note, advts. with big local play. SOUTHWEST AIR now offers direct non stops,
Baltimore (BWI - Marshall) to and from Nassau, Jamaica and Aruba...

In this thread, watch the inbound for SWA flights...

...................................Vern...............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 06, 2014, 07:19:49 PM
This sounds like an opportunity for first hand investigation Vern....say next February.
I'm sure Februaries are nearly as nasty in Baltimore as in Toronto.
That makes first hand investigation of the Aruba dock facilities of vital impoetrtance.
Take Charlie with you...he's not too busy then either.



Colleagues -

In a local note, advts. with big local play. SOUTHWEST AIR now offers direct non stops,
Baltimore (BWI - Marshall) to and from Nassau, Jamaica and Aruba...

In this thread, watch the inbound for SWA flights...

...................................Vern...............................



 ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 07, 2014, 08:32:55 AM
This rainy day has brought some interesting cargo. This container ship has a truck and a yacht on it as cargo.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 12, 2014, 08:29:02 AM
Small container ship in today. Not much going on right now. Maybe the ILA is on a lunch break. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 21, 2014, 01:26:27 PM
It's amazing how much these containers sway in the wind when they use the portable crane. I bet there is a lot of shifting in these containers. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 27, 2014, 09:12:25 AM
A rare SeaTrade ship is in today. Currently, nothing is being loaded or off loaded.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on May 27, 2014, 11:55:41 AM
Jamie - All -

SEA TRADE? Check web  site. It very much like a 'liner service' and runs numerous
Ports on set schedules.

That is my (it is hoped) helpful hint for the day...

Kindly advise when and where of next Annual Propeller Club get together, hot dog
roast, and free beer session at the 'nearby 'Shore site. Your writer can claim he is
your Guest, yes?

............................Vern...............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 28, 2014, 08:03:22 AM
I will check and see. I haven't been to any of those functions in years, but I'll see if I can source a ticket for you.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 28, 2014, 08:23:39 AM
Interesting view today. US Coast Guard sail boat at Port today.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on May 28, 2014, 11:50:52 AM
I will check and see. I haven't been to any of those functions in years, but I'll see if I can source a ticket for you. 
Jamie -

Many Thanks! Just get me the contact and tel. for the Tickets. I am undecided what to do at
the moment. I was expecting to buy any ticket(s) for own use. Just thought - should the time
and calendar work here - it might be nice to stop by, and meet some of the players...

............................Vern.........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on September 09, 2014, 08:51:19 AM
BOOT!!!
With fall's return Aruba looks much more appealing again.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 02, 2014, 08:25:40 AM
I wish I was on the cruise ship at dock!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on October 02, 2014, 10:16:35 AM
I wish I was on the cruise ship at dock!

That's a pretty big boat!
Hurricane season...you'd probably get a good price for a voyage. :o ;) ;D
CARNIVAL BREEZE

Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on October 02, 2014, 10:59:47 AM
Wish they would rotate the camera & give the container dock equal time. >:( No hurricane worries in Aruba Rob..........at least that's what they always say. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 02, 2014, 06:53:32 PM
Pretty cool at night here on the East Coast. We only get to see the one ship/Yacht at dock, but it looks cool!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 15, 2014, 09:34:30 AM
We have a cruise ship and it's "Minnie Me" in port today. Not too sunny though.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 17, 2014, 12:24:52 PM
If you switch the camera to Bermuda, you can see them getting pounded by the Hurricane!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on October 28, 2014, 07:39:39 AM
Interesting to see a bulk cargo ship docked at the cruise ship pier. Wonder why they don't show the container pier anymore?

Oddly enough, as I was typing this, I did see a container ship passing by on its way back out to sea!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on December 08, 2014, 10:40:19 AM
They never show the container pier anymore. It seems that it is stuck on the cruise ship pier.  >:(
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on December 08, 2014, 11:11:21 AM
Jamie

 I looked for a way to email them about not showing the containership pier anymore but couldn't find a way. If you or someone else has any advice let me know & i'll follow up on it. I guess they mean for these webcams to be used by prospective tourists only and not hardcore shipping nuts. ;D The Ft. Lauderdale/Port Everglades webcam covers a wider scope of the waterfront and one can watch commercial ships there. Anyhow with the snowflakes falling outside at the moment i'm happy to watch anything involving sunshine. :) ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on December 08, 2014, 11:32:18 AM
Haha, I agree!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on January 12, 2015, 12:34:58 PM
Looks a lot nicer in Aruba today then it is here in this cold wintery mix.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on January 21, 2015, 07:41:37 AM
Got to watch a cruise ship pull in to Key West on this sunny morning. I'd much rather be there then here. lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on January 21, 2015, 04:33:13 PM
81 today here in SWFLA Jamie. :) Only thing i'm missing is the cruise ship & i can live with that. ;D
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: NHRS on January 21, 2015, 05:37:56 PM
81 today here in SWFLA Jamie. :) Only thing i'm missing is the cruise ship & i can live with that. ;D

10-4 on cruise ships & stay away. Can well imagine how much that would be, cooped-up with a few thousand self-entitled indulge-themselves-addicts, when the out-house-trots hit everybody all at once, as has happened lately.

The only time I ever got envious of cruise-folks was, when #1 son & I hung out at San Pedro Port-Of-Call in the late 70's. Would go up the ship channel, just north of the Vincent Thomas, & an old-fashioned Liberty-ship-type freighter would be unloading cargo in those huge nets, with their onboard booms & crane, setting cargo on the dock.

A few civilians would be coming off/going aboard. One of those few working ships, with a few state-rooms to rent-out for a passage, to places worth seeing, instead of tourist-traps.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on January 27, 2015, 06:45:24 AM
Check out the yacht ATTESSA IV at the pier..........with its own helicopter.  :o 8) Guess Rob A. decided to get away from the chills of Mississauga for a bit and head to the Carribean. ;D Must be nice :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on January 27, 2015, 11:35:00 AM
Must have missed it. All I see now is a cruise ship.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on January 27, 2015, 11:51:08 AM
charlie - Jamie - Lodge Members -

Please see: http://www.boatinternational.com/yacht-features/attessa-iv-the-masterful-rebuild-that-produced-a-superyacht-masterpiece/ (http://www.boatinternational.com/yacht-features/attessa-iv-the-masterful-rebuild-that-produced-a-superyacht-masterpiece/)

Ownership on this one most fascinating...

(Incidental Note, 0825 HR 28 JAN) The provenance of the M.V. shown? It a good one owner special, and had sailed as the "Company Yacht" for
EVERGREEN LINES. The story gets interesting, at the least...

.........................Vern..........................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on January 28, 2015, 01:17:04 PM
Two cruise ships at once. I don't think I've seen two cruise ships in at one time in Aruba.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on January 28, 2015, 01:42:15 PM
Two cruise ships at once. I don't think I've seen two cruise ships in at one time in Aruba.

Jamie - Lodge Members -

Stay tuned! Back a while, there were mornings the Port had three in at berth! It can be done,
but best to see how it performed. Needs two alongside on Passenger Pier, and the third up
in the inlet (of sorts, 'finger pier'?), which otherwise used on new vehicle staging. Those Pier
guys are kinda' slick, how they get the work done...

........................Vern.......................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on January 29, 2015, 06:39:59 AM
Just checking in on my dad in Key West this morning and see there are two cruise ships in at dock as well!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on January 30, 2015, 09:13:36 AM
Interesting sailboat of some sort in Aruba. View is blocked by another vessel.


Another cruise ship in Sunny Key West today! I'm jealous! lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on March 04, 2015, 06:40:09 AM
2 containerships at the pier today and they still show the cruise ships. >:(
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on March 05, 2015, 08:58:04 AM
It stinks that they never put the camera back on the Container Pier.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on March 20, 2015, 11:41:35 AM
So it's snowing here in NJ (4" - 6" expected) so i figured it might be nice to visit Aruba today. :) So did the USCG i guess.............the cutter Bertholf is at the dock. 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on March 20, 2015, 12:00:09 PM
That's pretty cool!

Another hot and sunny day in Key West. We are getting snow here too. My dad is out fishing in the keys! lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on March 21, 2015, 06:59:42 AM
So it's snowing here in NJ (4" - 6" expected) so i figured it might be nice to visit Aruba today. :) So did the USCG i guess.............the cutter Bertholf is at the dock. 8)

I guess the "Snow God" wanted to make sure Charlie Danko received a taste of the Winter of 2015 so waited till you got back.
None in our immediate forecast.
Just don't mention that four letter word to Lee Dugas.
They've been hammered all month.

Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on May 03, 2015, 08:32:25 AM
Pretty cool sailing vessel at the dock today. :) 8)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Rob Archer on August 21, 2015, 06:17:04 PM
Bump...anyone checked out Aruba lately?

It might get exciting here in a few days.
Hurricane Danny...
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on September 29, 2015, 08:00:37 AM
They never show the container pier anymore in Aruba. Guess they want to show everybody how many cruise ships come in and out. lol.
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on March 23, 2016, 05:43:47 AM
There's actually a cargo ship at one of the piers & they have the camera on it. :o

                                                                   http://portarubawebcam.com/
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: hwyhaulier on March 23, 2016, 05:57:47 AM
Charlie - Lodge Members -

Thanks! The Aruba site such a disappointment after it stopped "panning" the cameras.

Used to be... It was most interesting when the morning brought three cruise vessels,
while as many as three other freighters and auto carriers at other berths. Occasional
air liner seen on final approach to airport...

.............................Vern...............................
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on March 23, 2016, 08:03:38 AM
I still check out all the cameras a couple times a week. I've been looking at Key West quite a bit. I'm heading down there in a couple weeks to clean my dad's house out that is down there. Time for a vacation! lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on March 23, 2016, 08:18:18 AM
Key West will be nice & relaxing & sunny this time of year...........better start working out for the pub crawls. ;D I've found the Port Everglades webcam pretty interesting...........lotsa ATBs, containerships, tankers & cargo ships going in & out every day. A few of those yacht carriers also.......it's cool watching them unload. 8)

If I could find a way to contact the Aruba website folks I'd tell them how we all miss seeing the container pier on camera. Maybe Rob would finance a trip for me to Aruba to discuss this issue with the proper authorities........2 weeks should do it. :D I'm always ready to take one for the team. ;D :)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on March 23, 2016, 09:11:56 AM
LOL!
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on April 14, 2016, 01:11:53 PM
This time Tuesday you may see me on the Key West Webcam! :-)
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on May 21, 2017, 05:33:56 AM
A couple of minutes ago (8:30 AM) they were actually showing the container dock. :o Unfortunately it looks like it's being dismantled. :(
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Jamie on May 29, 2017, 10:08:00 AM
Another beautiful day here in Key West! lol
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on May 31, 2017, 06:11:40 AM
Another beautiful day here in Key West! lol
Still recovering from Cinco De Mayo Jamie? ??? ;D As far as Aruba goes I guess the container pier video is history........not sure where it moved to but I wonder if they'll put a webcam on site? ???
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on June 19, 2017, 08:19:50 AM
Just checked the website and the JINSEI MARU is tied up at the passenger ship dock. Haven't seen any vehicles come off this car carrier yet but maybe we'll get some action here in the future.

             http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:662676/mmsi:431174000/imo:8913514/vessel:JINSEI_MARU
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: charlie on February 25, 2018, 09:22:19 AM
Weird looking vessel tied up at the dock this morning. :o
Title: Re: LIVE From Aruba
Post by: Wreckerman on February 25, 2018, 10:54:05 AM
Very interesting...
I gotta say, the smaller boat with the knuckleboom has a snazzy paint job! 8)