Sunday, April 25, 2010

Busy pilots

How you might ask, does the eruption of the Icelandic volcano effect shipping in the port of Halifax?
It turns out that among the thousands of stranded passengers in Europe were several Halifax harbour pilots. They were in Europe for training sessions, and were stuck there when flights were grounded because of the ash cloud.
Ship traffic in and out of Halifax harbour was thus delayed due to a shoratge of pilots.
Here we see the pilot on the bridge wing of OOCL Oakland as she gets under way from Fairview Cove this afternoon.
And another shot of the ship as she steams past Tall Ship Quay.

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