Several years ago, Orange Sun, the ship we had passed at the end of Port Newark Channel, was involved in a highly publicized incident. She is a double-hull steel vessel and the world's largest fruit-juice tanker. (Her cargo of concentrated orange juice from Brazil is among the most valuable in the harbor, McAllister said, which is pretty amazing when you consider the ships full of oil, autos, computers, etc. that ply these waters.) On January 24, 2008, Orange Sun was involved in an allision in Port Newark Channel with the world's largest backhoe dredge. The accident report from the National Transportation Safety Board found fault with the master of the ship and the helmsman but not with the pilot. They tend not to make mistakes, which is good, because the stakes are very, very high. As McAllister pointed out to me, "If you put a ding in this prop, you're talking about repairs that start in the millions."