Brendan O. sends in photos of the GDF Suez Neptune LNG tanker arriving and leaving Boston Harbor. The $330m GDF Suez Neptune, built in 2009, is the first of two 145,000 cubic meter sister vessels to be deployed on the Neptune Project, a “deepwater port”, some 22 miles northeast of Boston in Massachusetts Bay. The two vessels will transport LNG in liquefied form to the offshore terminal, regasify it using plant on board, before sending it ashore by pipeline. It will then be distributed to consumers in Massachusetts and New England via the regional gas grid. Click here to see all the photos.
Did you know there is a website that will allow you to watch – in real time – as ships come and go into Boston Harbor (and virtually any other harbor in the world)? Here it is: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/. Here is the quick way to get to the Boston Harbor view: Go to Port > [US] Boston > and then adjust the zoom controls in the upper left-hand corner of the window to view the sized area that you wish. If you click on a specific vessel, it will provide all kinds of information about that vessel. Cool.