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Thirty years ago the pose below did not exist.  From a long way off, I recognized what he was doing, and given the location, he made sure WTC and other points of the skyline made the background.

Here too, the deckhand on Ava M. conveys clearly that he’s waiting for the messenger line to come down.  Beyond him on the next ship, the mariner in orange is likely talking with someone just inside. 

I can’t tell exactly what this crewman is doing.  I’m not sure what the device he holds is.

Relative size is clear here;  sure tugboats look tiny beside a ULCV, but a mariner looks miniscule on the afterdeck.

A mariner walks along the catwalk;  shelters are located at regular intervals, maybe 100′ one from the next. 

As the container ship heads for sea, crew attend to the lashing

Crew on the barge and the tug cooperate in getting a line on for the assist.

Things are about to get very busy, so crew stand down . . . or sit down or lean back . . . until things start happening.

I can’t blame him for taking the gangway.

These crew stand at the ready to send down the messenger line.

All photos, WVD, whose photo has no doubt been taken and published elsewhere….

 

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