La Coruna pilot boat Offshore in Gale & Ship boarding trials

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Found on YouTube. Created by "Frank Kowalski".

Here’s a pretty cool video covering the recent sea trials we undertook with the La Coruna pilot boat. Some nice gale footage 20 miles offshore, and the fun we had trying to land the drone back down in high winds as well as alongside ship handling trials with the Taccola, operating out of Cork Harbour at present.

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