Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Princimar Truth

Princimar Truth, IMO 9318072, port of Livorno
It was the last day of 2014: the 274-meter oil tanker “Princimar Truth” had already left the port, still escorted by two tugs, and a pilot boat was coming along
Princimar Truth, IMO 9318072, port of Livorno
The two pilots on board had to climb down to their boat using a Jacob's ladder for the lower part of their descent.

External links: Jacob's ladder (Wikipedia)
Search labels: pilot - tug

14 comments:

Revrunner said...

Whew! Better stay in shape, if you're going to continue in that line of work.

Lois said...

They are so brave! I would never be able to do it.

William Kendall said...

That's quite a contrast in size!

Randy said...

Truly amazing.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i would be scared using that ladder on that huge boat!

Birdman said...

Always amazed that such huge ships need help from the smallest. That's life.

Karl Demetz said...

Not an easy job, I suppose...

Luis Gomez said...

Great moment to capture VP.

José Mendonça said...

Great captures!

Lowell said...

What a job! Your photo really shows how big that ship is compared to the tugs...and how dangerous climbing down a Jacob's ladder could be - especially in rough seas!

Merisi said...

Oh, the blue waters and blue skies!
I would have never imagined a captain having to use a Jacob's ladder to get back into his boat. The difference in scale is awesome, I'd be frightened to come this close to the big one!

Happy New Year from Vienna,
Merisi

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic second shot!

Jack said...

I have seen pilots climbing into and out of big ships. It is always a fascinating thing to watch.

Dina said...

A Jacob's ladder! I never heard this term; it's great!

And the pictures are so exciting.