Empire State

Here comes a big ship tug down the East River from that strange stilted building over the FDR that I work inside of.

It’s from WIKI:  the USTS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001), callsign KKFW, IMO number 5264510,  a troop ship of the United States Navy and training vessel of the United States Maritime Service.

Empire State VI is currently under the command of SUNY Maritime College alumnus Captain Richard S. Smith. Captain Smith is also the Commandant of Cadets at the Maritime College.  With twenty years of service to the Maritime College, the ship holds the record as the longest serving power-driven vessel ever used by the school. She is expected to remain in use through at least 2014.

And now, back to work.


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