Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Pilot Boat

Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship, IMO 9210139, port of Livorno
The “Seven Seas Mariner” leaving the Porto Mediceo, while a pilot boat is ready to follow her to recover the pilot outside the port.

See also: Seven Seas Mariner
External links: Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Chantiers de l'Atlantique (Wikipedia)
Search labels: cruise ship - pilot

16 comments:

Revrunner said...

Impressive bow.

Kate said...

That is a very sleek ship!

William Kendall said...

The contrast in size really is remarkable.

Michelle said...

looks quite regal

Randy said...

Bet that little boat feels really small.

Dina said...

A boat so tiny but which carries such an important man.
This brings back fond memories of the good ship Enotria. When she was about to squeeze through the Straits of Corinth a fellow passenger told me that now the pilot was coming aboard.
At the tender age of 22 I thought pilots were only for airplanes.
A week on the Mediterranean taught me much.
God bless the pilots.

cieldequimper said...

The floating city...

Halcyon said...

I love the pilot boats. The pilots are usually quite friendly as well and will wave at passengers. :)

Luis Gomez said...

So cool! Love the tiny boat, works really well giving a sense of size.

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a big one.

Tanya Breese said...

that's an impressive ship!

Rob the frog said...

Wish I could go with her... As I'm a curious boyo, I had to check: current position, in the Sea of Marmara, near Gelibolu/Gallipoli. Coming from Istambul, and about to enter the Bosporus

Rob the frog said...

Sorry, meant the Dardanelles, of course.

VP said...

Rob - You are right: the posted picture was taken on July 7...

Lowell said...

This is a postcard, VP. Just superb!

Jack said...

Look how big! Look how small!