As Sonangol Rangel was leaving, Hokuho Maru was arriving at Pier 9.
Pilot boat Kawika and Hokuho Maru:
No weights to help hold it in place.
Satsumaseiun Maru was at Pier 8. Chafing gear:
I arrived at FOC a little later than I usually do. The main task for the morning was to help move the old gangway aft, to make room for a new gangway. Unlike Hokuho Maru, we don’t have a boom on board, so it was all muscle power.
Looking down stepping from the ship to the gangway. Mind the Gap!
Thought I’d rope off the steps leading to the (now empty) gangway area…just in case.
Detail of the pier. A combination of different textures: