Originally Posted by Steady Hand
Good to see.
It shocked me to see how many boats crossed so close. I can see why a pilot of a large vessel would lay on the horn.
I think I saw three sail boats cross the ship bow from port to starboard and one from starboard to port. Its hard to tell since the sails
disappear behind the containers and bow.
Even with the time lapse photography
"speeding" up the video, those sail boats had nuts at the helm
No way for that ship to stop even if they saw the boats stopped in their path.
If one of the port side boats had missed a tack, it would have been ugly...
When I was 3-4, I remember being on a power boat
in the St. Johns river and seeing two other power boats swerve in front of a barge under tow.
The tow and boats were running down river, but the boats came very close to the bow of the barge and there was no way for the tug captain
to see those boats at that point. I guess it did not really mater since if the power boats had lost
power there was nothing the tug captain
could have done. I remember thinking the people on the power boats were stupid.