Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rotterdam - narrow bridge

View from the bridge wing - The tug SD Seahorse looking for a heaving line from the aft mooring crew

View from the bridge wing - The forward tugs work in close to pass a line up to the ship's bow

Departing our berth in Rotterdam requires passage through a bridge which is 46 meters wide - our beam (width) is 32.2 meters.

Approaching a narrow bridge in Rotterdam - The tip of the mast of the tug assisting forward can be seen

View aft from the bridge - The stern clears

The forward tugs, cast off by the ship's crew pull away ahead

European pilots and tugs crews do this work on a routine basis, but I like the view of the bridge astern better then seeing it ahead.


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