As of 0800 hrs this morning the pilot boat was still on weather watch due to sea conditions at the pilot station.
The pilot boarding area is off Chebucto Head, and although it is not visible in the photo (it is around the point on the right hand side of the photo) what was visible from the shore this morning were seas still breaking over numerous shallows out on the horizon.
Also visible to the sharp eyed were four ships at anchor awaiting improved conditions. According to information received there are 8 ships due today. Four of them are container ships bound for Halterm (which has three berths) so even when they do get in there will be delays.