Let’s start the clock here . . . as Miriam Moran lands the pilot on the red vessel, and then moves to the bow.
Time elapsed before there’s movement to be seen . . . T + 35 minutes: the deckhand in dark green jacket makes up the towline.
T + 43 minutes . . . Brendan Turecamo is made near the stern.
while at about the same time Miriam has moved around to the far side of the bow.
T + 45 . . . deckhand retrieves the heaving line.
Less than 20 seconds later he’s tidying up lines.
T + 46 . . . Iver Expert is perpendicular to the flow and spinning with momentum.
Brendan has backed away.
I could watch this all day.
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.
Breskens . . . a small coastal village in SW Netherlands, punctuates my report on this spin . . . T + 57 minutes.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
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 . . . .