Ship Handling Incidents at Low Speed

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:

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!

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