During high wind conditions it is sometimes required to transfer pilots from the Pilot Station Vessels to incoming ships. In this case the NHV Dauphin Helicopter came to collect a pilot an d luggage form the PROCYON at Maascenter pilot station.
The 368m long THALASSA AXIA was incoming to Amazonehaven ECT DDE berth at 14,8 m draft. We were assisted by the tugs PANTHER and SCHELDE and the KRVE Boatmen.
When coming alongside with the tender to pick up our colleague from an outbound ship, it appeared the spreader on the pilot ladder was broken. This is an example of