Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ortensia II

Grab dredger Ortensia II, IMO 8664931, port of Livorno
In view of the next regional elections in May, hundreds of millions of euro (which nobody has) are being promised to transform Livorno in the first port of the known Universe. Meanwhile, the dredge “Ortensia II” keeps excavating the entrance channel to the port: an absolutely necessary work, planned years ago, and long overdue.

See also: CREI I

18 comments:

William Kendall said...

Long overdue means it'll also end up costing more.

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting photo of this colorful dredge. Their work keeps harbors open for commercial shipping.

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of the saying, "Slow and steady wins the race." But probably not the political race.

Lois said...

Looks like a big job.

Luis Gomez said...

Love the colors VP.

Randy said...

Looks like a boring job.

Halcyon said...

Ah, the joys of politics!

Andy said...

I am retired so I real love watching people work. ;)

Karl Demetz said...

I like the combination of the colors here.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like your politicians are very much like the ones here in Canada promising money nobody had. Glad the channel is being dug out!

Birdman said...

Amazing how much crap accumulates on the bottom in such a relatively short time. Big ports know this is their livelihood.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The dredgers are the hard workers of the harbour! Must get down to Fremantle harbour soon :)

Bergson said...

creusons, creusons

RedPat said...

It is the same everywhere - no money!

cieldequimper said...

When will they stop with their hollow promises...
And yes, as William said, the long overdue probably means more expensive too.

Dina said...

If they really do improve the port, just think of the new pictures you'll get. Maybe ...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I am imagining a workman's song to accompany that task! Maybe Volga Boatman.

Janis
GDP

Stefan Jansson said...

Someone seems to distrust politicians. That is unheard of!