Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MSC Vigo

Container ship MSC Vigo, IMO 9480227, Livorno
The tugs “Piero Neri”, “Alfredo Neri”, and “Porto di Livorno” assist the 270-meter container ship “MSC Vigo” in leaving the port. (Photos taken last March)
Tug Porto di Livorno, IMO 9393113, Livorno
Tug Piero Neri, IMO 9351713, Livorno
Here the “Porto di Livorno” is pulling from behind, while the “Piero Neri” is backtracking along the side of the ship.
Container ship MSC Vigo, IMO 9480227, Livorno
A tiny Optimist sailboat caught against the stern: the ship's beam is 40 meters.

See also: Piero Neri - Alfredo Neri - Zim Qingdao & MSC Vigo
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19 comments:

Lowell said...

That is one huge ship. I cannot imagine the complexity of being captain of such a vessel. Thank goodness for those tugboats!

Super shot, VP!

Lois said...

That last shot is a little scary!

Revrunner said...

Some day this young man may captain a ship like the Vigo.

William Kendall said...

I'm always struck by the difference in scale

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots VP. Pretty amazing.

Randy said...

Those little tug boats must be really strong.

Halcyon said...

Wow! That sailboat really gives you an idea of the size of the ship. Nice shots.

orvokki said...

Size difference in the last photo is huge.

Dina said...

That ship just goes on and on, so long!

Gunn said...

Wow, it is HUGE.
The last image is my favourite.

You must have a very busy port area in Livorno.

Tanya Breese said...

even the lettering is humongous! i'd be scared to be the guy in the last photo!

Karl Demetz said...

The last photo is simply fabulous !
Ingenious, VP !

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

You see all kinds of vessels. Love that last shot!
Duncan In Kuantan

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like your photos that show the comparative sizes of the small and big ships! Here the sailboat looks super tiny!

cieldequimper said...

Love the Optimist shot. For once I'm less in love with the tugs than with a tiny Optimiste!

Marleen said...

That last photo is brilliant!

RedPat said...

That is a brave sailor in that last pic!

Arianna said...

L'ultima foto la dice tutta sulle proporzioni del bestione! Ciao, Arianna

José Mendonça said...

I think you already know which photo is my favourite. The bottom one, of course! :-) Amazing!