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Old 11-23-2017, 01:13 AM   #3
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Speedy Charlotte
Vessel Model: Beneteau Swift Trawler 44
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Originally Posted by Irish Rambler View Post
Hi, Enjoyed the photo's, we took more or less the same on our visit to San Francisco this week.
Obviously we've no boat here as were just passing through.
On night passages we pilot from the fly bridge and don't use search/spot lights except in an emergency as they destroy the night vision.
Having seen the lights of San Francisco it's easy to see how you could miss a ships lights with all the background lighting unless you had your eyes peeled.
Like many things practice makes perfect.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Yeah, exactly. Lots of competing lights, and the issue is that it was easy to assume the cargo ship was still tied up with all the other ones. Wasn't until we got closer that we realized it was under way. I did notice it via AIS but I should have done so sooner.
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