We need a traffic cop not a lighthouse


Originally uploaded by One2KnitFar

The coal tanker left Salem Sound this morning. I got to watch it head to the harbor entrance and let the pilot off. He walks down the ladder that is at an angle and then climbs down a vertical ladder to the waiting boat while they are both traveling at about 5-10 knots. Nice maneuver. The Harbormaster hovers nearby in the event of a mishap.

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