The deckhands, shortly before docking at Port Blair

Photo | February 22, 2012

Docking, for a ship, is hard work and may be likened to landing an airplane. Certain ports require that a "Pilot" from the port authority, takes over the controls of the ship from the Captain to help it dock. The deckhands are also important in helping the ship moor (run ropes over to the port to keep the ship from drifting away)