Helicopter Removal of Harbor Pilot at Sea
AnonymousJune 2, 2007 at 1:24 pm
The Harbor Pilot that took our ship out of the harbor was removed by helicopter….
We had to stay inside, so I shot these through the glass door of the observation lounge.
I shot using my Nikon D200’s rapid-fire mode, shutter priority mode at 1/500″, the lens was the Nikkor 28-70/2.8.
These are three of the 50 images I captured……
AnonymousJune 2, 2007 at 3:54 pm
Ken, great pictures. They reminded me of something a saw a while back
[COLOR=”Blue”][SIZE=”5″]this is the one…[/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]Actually this is made from three different pictures and merged together
AnonymousJune 2, 2007 at 6:32 pm
[QUOTE=Jim C]Ken, great pictures. They reminded me of something a saw a while back
[COLOR=”Blue”][SIZE=”5″]this is the one…[/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]Actually this is made from three different pictures and merged together[/QUOTE]
I’ve seen that photo before too…..it was a well done “phoney”….
During the cruise other pilots were similarly air-lifted, but I didn’t bother to take photos, ’cause when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all!
AnonymousJune 3, 2007 at 2:21 pm
[QUOTE=Perry]Great shots, Ken……………but, I have to ask, why was the “pilot” (or whoever that person was), taken off the ship?????
Many harbors require that the ship’s captain take on a Harbor Pilot because the waters in that place require extensive knowledge. These pilots are “any tonnage” masters and have the special knowledge of the waters. They must bring the ships in and out of the port. In some (probably most) places they get on and off from a small boat, but as in this case they use a helicopter to make this a lot faster….
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