PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

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Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo of big puffy clouds Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 22) seen over the Ro-Ro Carrier North Star on its 1600 mile voyage to Tacoma from Anchorage as it passed Blake Island.

FYI, ‘Ro-Ro Carriers’ are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo that Roll-On/Roll-Off.

Click image to see larger version (NOTE: Elston purposely tinted the photo red/pink):

Ship details:

  • Gross Tonnage: 65314
  • Deadweight: 20800 t
  • Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 255.73m × 35.97m
  • Year Built: 2003

Here’s a video from the Smithsonian Channel that shows the loading and unloading of this huge ship:

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2 Responses to “PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday”
  1. PatHToLogic says:

    Very nice picture and great link with ‘the rest of the story”…thanks!

  2. Time to move on ... says:

    I encourage everyone to view the link Elston has provided about how these cargo ships are processed. What a beehive of activity!, Then watch some of the hydroplane Gold Cup footage! Thank you Elston! Your very special photos of our area are always a favorite part of this blog!

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