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      04-25-2008, 02:56 PM   #155
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Has anyone seen anything on the cameras? I am starting to think that these web cams aren't going to show her. They use to park the ship right in camera view, but it's not looking that way today.
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      04-25-2008, 04:05 PM   #156
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Damn it, there's nothing there.
It's maddening. This camera use to be phenomenal. They probably limited it due to security reasons.
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      04-25-2008, 06:29 PM   #157
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Well, even though we couldn't see Hojin on the web cam, the once empty dock parking lot has magically filled up with new cars today. Lots of them!
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      04-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #158
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Will we be able to catch it on the LA and Oxnard webcams? (if they have them)
Long Beach has a couple cams, but they aren't great. Sometimes one is kind of pointed towards the ports (port of LB and LA are connected and are really one big port), but you can't depend on them. I will find the links and post them. There is nothing for PH. PH is really a military port, so they wouldn't think of having web cams
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      04-25-2008, 07:45 PM   #159
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Here are the Long Beach web cams. One of them is down and the other one is not even pointed towards the ocean. Usually both are pointed out towards the ocean. I guess we will just have to keep an eye on them tomorrow.:

http://www.ci.long-beach.ca.us/about/NBC_webcam.asp
http://www.longbeach.gov/about/ABC_webcam.asp
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      04-25-2008, 08:38 PM   #160
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Thanks! You said that Hojin arrives in LA 2am Saturday and after that when is it supposed to dock PH? I think Appropriate posted on Sunday but that seems kind of too much time in between?
Yes, she is due to dock in LA tonight (2 am). I have been watching the cameras to see if she floats by (I have that funky camera pointed way down the bay to watch under the Coronado Bridge-you click around on the web cam and it moves the angle of the camera). She could leave SD early and she could also finish and leave LA early tomorrow and head towards PH. We will have to watch the radar. Keep an eye on shinemicro.com ais radar. That is something everyone can do to help watch her go from SD to LA, if she leaves early enough tonight.
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      04-25-2008, 09:21 PM   #161
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I think Hojin is on the move. Watch the cameras and shinemicro.
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      04-25-2008, 09:26 PM   #162
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Here she is leaving SD bay.
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Another pic leaving bay.
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      04-25-2008, 09:32 PM   #164
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More pics of Hojin leaving SD Bay.
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As she leaves SD Bay and heading out into the Pacific Ocean. She is on her way towards the port of Los Angeles.
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      04-25-2008, 09:50 PM   #166
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Here is her AIS map as she leaves SD harbor.
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      04-25-2008, 10:20 PM   #168
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WOW! It's so close now!

Thanks spn and appropriate for all the updates!
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She's traveling at a snail's pace.
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Better late than never...

I could not resist a trip down a bit south here in SD to get a peek at the ship. I called the port to ask about a good spot to view the car carriers when docked. The mentioned a small park right near the berthing spots. As I got south of downtown near Chula Vista and my freeway exit I caught a sight of this big boxy white and blue monster. My ship, my car . To make a long story short from the park or the area right nearest the ship the view was poor to terrible. A quick consultation with the GPS showed that Silver Strand Blvd in Coronado would be an great viewing spot. I headed across the Coronado bridge and over to the Strand and it was an ideal spot to see the ship. The view to one side was the bridge, the beach and a lone game of volleball. 90 degrees to that was the Hojin. Dealer says my baby will be in my hands best case 4/30, worst case 5/6.

P.S. Sorry about the rotation of the one pic - the site "decided" it must be that way.
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Thanks swamp2! Those pictures are SO COOL! She is such a huge ship. To see her in that perspective is really amazing. And, it is fun to see where she was really docked because we watched the dock web cam all day just wondering exactly where she was. We saw the dock parking lot filling with cars and we knew she was very close to the camera, but we never saw in her in view of the camera. Awesome pics! Thanks!

She's docked in LA right now. I just checked radar. I will post her radar screenshot in a minute.
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Here is the radar screenshot of Hojin in the port of LA. At the rate she was traveling last night from SD to LA, she probably arrived between 1 am and 2 am, right on schedule. The MB cars are probably off the ship by now, but of course, will have to wait until Monday for customs and VPC.
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Big congrats spn for finally having your Benz on the ground!
Thanks. I am watching for her to depart, then I will know for sure they are all off. I would guess she will depart by late afternoon and be on her way. Really, she should be in PH tonight, but we will see. . . I haven't checked to see if the dock at PH is open for her to take that spot.
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On my AIS is looks like there is a ship still at the dock at PH. I asked Appropriate to check his AIS (he has newer AIS that can zoom into port) to see if a ship is still there. It might (still) be Don Juan in port.
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Big congrats spn for finally having your Benz on the ground!
Well, this is news to me. I am shocked. I just received this update from my MB saleswoman, and remember, Hojin just docked in the early morning hours today!!

"Your car has been updated today. It has cleared customs & is at the VPC."

It was my understanding that Customs is closed on the weekends. I have read posts before that Custom's agents will board ships and clear cars ahead of their ports. So, maybe Customs cleared cars while in San Diego yesterday. I am trying to get more details. . .
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Well, this is news to me. I am shocked. I just received this update from my MB saleswoman, and remember, Hojin just docked in the early morning hours today!!

"Your car has been updated today. It has cleared customs & is at the VPC."

It was my understanding that Customs is closed on the weekends. I have read posts before that Custom's agents will board ships and clear cars ahead of their ports. So, maybe Customs cleared cars while in San Diego yesterday. I am trying to get more details. . .
The status on my car shows, "VPC Cleared Customs." Amazing!
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