This is a traditional Chesapeake Bay boat. This one has no motor, I believe—the dinghy (aka “pushboat”) in the back is pushing it. In the foreground, a wake from a passing container ship.
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(Although most of the new or renovated ones have a motor nowadays, these boats are traditional from a time when the dredging and oyster harvesting regulations were more strict for power-driven boats. Carrying the motor on a dinghy or “push boat” was a way to get around the regulations and have it both ways.)
MSC Susanna on approach to the head of the Swan River and Fremantle Port. Two of the three Svitver tugs standing by are in the shot.
MSC Susanna (IMO: 929053) is a container ship registered and sailing under the flag of Panama. Her gross tonnage is 107,489, and deadweight is 117,095. She was built in 2005. Her overall length (loa) is number 336.67 m, her beam is 465.6 m and maximum draught is 15.50 m. Her container capacity is 9,200 teu. The ship is operated by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.
I photographed the MSC Susanna on her approach to berth at Fremantle Port on 25 September 2020. Her name last port of call was Adelaide and her next port of call is Singapore. Due to her size, the largest ship I have seen in Fremental, she was assisted three tugs: Svitzer Eagle, Svitzer Falcon and Svitzer Redhead
Whilst in Fremantle she was attended to by Mediterranean Shipping Company.