Saturday, February 2, 2013

Recycling

The metal recycling ship is back in port. Thought we'd stop to see the operation. 

The ship obviously has four cranes, each with a large claw. To the left out of the picture is a nearly football field size pile of scrap metal. The large yellow truck in the foreground gets loaded, drives down the pier, dumps the load, and returns for more. The piles on the pier are loaded onto the ship by those four large cranes. I had photos of the claws open and also full, but I liked this photo best because of the cranes all being aligned.