Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pilots at Work

Pilots on a pilot boat, port of Livorno
A busy day for the pilots of the port of Livorno: it is late afternoon and three cruise ships are leaving within minutes, with also ferries and cargo ships coming and going.
Ventura cruise ship, IMO 9333175, port of Livorno
Twenty minutes later the 291-meter “Ventura” is already outside the port, but we can still see the pilot.
Riviera cruise ship, IMO 9438078, port of Livorno
The 239-meter “Riviera” is still moored inside the Porto Mediceo, but the pilots are already on board.

External links: MS Ventura - MS Riviera (Wikipedia)
Search labels: cruise ship - pilot

16 comments:

Revrunner said...

Pilot boat looks almost awash with water.

William Kendall said...

Revrunner and I were thinking the exact same thing.

Lowell said...

These are all superb photos. Each is special. That tug is moving water as it moves out! I didn't realize until fairly recently how busy your port was.

Kate said...

What a contrast between the two boats.

Michelle said...

That first photo looks like they are about to get swamped!

Randy said...

That little boat looks like it is sinking.

Luis Gomez said...

Love these pictures VP. They are great!

cieldequimper said...

Brilliant shots, especially the first one!

Dina said...

Wow wow, these are SUCH exciting pictures!!

s.c said...

Nice detailed shots. I like them.

Gunn said...

Great images!
Great documentary style in your posting today.

Halcyon said...

They look like they're having fun in that first shot!

Arianna said...

Fa un certo effetto vedere gente sopra quella vetrata sospesa! Bel colpo d'occhio sui piloti..ciao, Arianna

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice snaps all around. Sure are massive some of these ships.

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous photos, the first is very intriguing and the second is fantastic!

José Mendonça said...

Terrific shots! Love the composition in the middle.