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


published on 22 October 2020 1147 -

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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