But first, a gratuitous shot of water flow around the bow of DBL 140 . . . powered by Lincoln Sea.  The focus here, though, is the hull in red, currently pointed to the west.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Let’s start the clock here . . . as Miriam Moran lands the  pilot on the red vessel, and then moves to the bow.

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Time elapsed before there’s movement to be seen . . . T + 35 minutes:  the deckhand in dark green jacket makes up the towline.

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T + 43 minutes  . . .  Brendan Turecamo is made near the stern.

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while at about the same time Miriam has moved around to the far side of the bow.

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T + 45 . . . deckhand retrieves the heaving line.

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Less than 20 seconds later he’s tidying up lines.

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T + 46 . . . Iver Expert is perpendicular to the flow and spinning with momentum.

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Brendan has backed away.

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I could watch this all day.

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About 48 minutes after the pilot first set foot on the vessel, Iver Expert is eastbound, and Miriam glides past, probably to retrieve the pilot.

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Breskens . . . a small coastal village in SW Netherlands, punctuates my report on this spin . . . T + 57 minutes.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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Unrelated:  As I add this, I noticed BBC Carolina is southbound between Newburgh and the Tappan Zee.  Did anyone catch a foto?  I’m interested in the interesting logo on both its stack and its house . . . .

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