Ship Handling Incidents at Low Speed


#1

One of the P&I Clubs that pay the bill when ships run into things while manoeuvring in ports around the world have some comments on recent incidents and advise to offer:
https://www.westpandi.com/Publications/News/ship-handling-incidents-at-low-speed/


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#2

Interesting that the club felt the need to write this article. This is a little bit of ship handling 101. Also, speed is a big help in high winds to limit leeway, especially when in very narrow channels where a safe crab angle may be limited. Speed can often be your friend!


#3

Seems as though risk versus cost in terms of harbor tugs would be subject matter for this article…amateurish if you ask me.