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Life At Sea, Pilot Boarding Ship in Rough Weather


published on 7 February 2020 1442 -

A maritime pilot, marine pilot, harbor pilot, bar pilot, or simply pilot, is a sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths. They are navigational experts possessing knowledge of the particular waterway such as its depth, currents, and hazards.
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Gabon, Baie du Prince, 2012.
Getting that nice fat lady alongside

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