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Lavera, Port de Bouc

Lavera, Port de Bouc

Aerial shot showing berths in Port de Bouc. Vessels steam in between the breakwaters and go hard to port dropping the offfshore anchor 'underfoot' and full astern. The anchor is 'dredged' as the vessel moves astern to assist the manouver and left down with slack cable once in the berth. This assists

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Been on every berth either tanker or gas ship.
Can not remember using anchor in later times. Outer anchorage very poor holding ground.
 

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Mandatory tugs or Bow thrusters used these days. The old skills are slowly disappearing.
 

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