The first ship was the Venezia - we have seen this one before and it is a container ship and sails under the flag of Hong Kong. This is one BIG ship - measuring 265 meters which is 869 feet! When loaded up - like it was today - it looks HUGE.
The second ship was the "SLNC Corsica" - a general cargo ship and sails under the flag of Antigua - it is only 167 meters long.
The third boat was a shrimp boat called the "Dying Breed". Sadly we understand the meaning behind it's name :( Many small operators like this can't compete with the big companies.
The forth ship was the "Overseas Long Beach" - an oil/chemical tanker and sails under the USA flag - it is 174 meters long.
The fifth ship was the "Turquoise" a container ship sailing under the flag of Singapore it is 281 meters long (921 feet) - this is the longest ship we have seen to date! Mom says it is hard to get a good picture of the big ships that show their true size as to fit their entire length in the frame makes them look smaller than they are.
|Sitting a top the sand dune|
|The SLNC Corsica|
|The Dying Breed - Shrimp Boat|
|The Overseas Long Beach|