Is this a dangerous manoeuvre in a Pilot Boat?
published on 26 October 2020 (on YouTube: on 25 October 2020) - 2070
Found on YouTube. Created by "The Kulasisis BULLEN".
Editors note: A film of a pilot boat has just been published on YouTube with the title "How Dangerous being in a Pilot Boat..." on YouTube. I'm not sure if this really shows a dangerous maneuver, maybe the experts can comment on it here.
But in principle it is problematic to approach the ship in such a small Pilot Boat in the wake from astern and cross the waves there. I remember an accident from Finland in December 2017 where the boat capsized and people died. Is this situation shown here comparable to the one from Finland or is it a comparatively harmless maneuver?
Here are the references to the accident at that time:
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Video Whitten Road Haulage - Pilot Boat - Cork to A Coruna
Found on YouTube. Created by "Whitten Haulage".
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