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Two Way Traffic (The Texas Chicken). Explained by Capt. Lou Vest


published on 22 October 2020 815

Found on YouTube. Created by "Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum".
With ships as large as 175 feet wide and a channel a maximum of 500 feet wide, how to you safely pass? Former Houston ship channel pilot, Lou Vest, explains how ships fight against hydrodynamics to pass with such narrow margins.

https://houstonmaritime.org
Houston, USA

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James Sweeney USA
on 25 October 2020, 16:10 UTC

Interesting,I've been through the Straits of Malacca........
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