Monday, October 29, 2007

Corpus Christi - Texas

Location : Gulf Of Mexico - 24 06 N, 089 26 W,

I have been off the blog for the last few days and the reason for that was that we were in the port of Corpus Christi, Texas. Though its not a port you hear of often, it did rank as the sixth busiest port in USA. As the outbound pilot explained to me,
the ranking is done on the basis of the deadweight handled by the port. Corpus christi, with more then 42 feet of water is one of the deepest ports in the US and thus handles bigger ships and so manages to climb up on the charts.

But regardless of the number of ships that the port might handle, my berth could not have handled too many ships. It took us almost five days to load a cargo of about 37,000 MT. The picture above shows the jettey where we were tied up for the duration of the stay.

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