Friday, August 14, 2015

Boats and Ships of Japan - 2, Final

Hi, We left Yokohama in the early evening of July 26, an hour late due to the necessity of sending a passenger to the hospital.  We lost another hour during our transit as a second passenger needed to be sent ashore to a hospital, this time by helicopter on our second night out.

Our first port of call was Nagasaki on July 28, a really interesting place (above and seven below).  I am not sure what purpose this ship serves.  The Japanese practice of a sharply raked bow was really intriguing.
This passenger ferry took people to various docks along the bays many inlets.

Mitsubishi has two huge ship yards in Nagasaki.  In the photo above a large cruise ship is in dry dock.  The other ship yard had two more cruise ships.

Two smaller warships along with a larger one (about the size of a WW II light cruiser I would guess) were tied up at piers.  The larger ship was being worked on (note the scaffolding).

I am not sure what purpose this boat serves.

Tugs in Japan all look like this and are very different from those we have in the US.  They have the standard raked and sharp prow but a blunt area above the prow.  For another view see the final image.

A pair of natural gas tankers were tied up at the Mitsubishi yard.

July 29 found us in Busan, Korea.  Like Yokohama, this port is truly huge.  The vessels above and below are used to train merchant marine officers engineers.

As we left port we passed this vessel, purpose unknown.

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