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Vessel Interaction : Have you considered the possibility?

One radio call you do not want to hear from the gangway watch during cargo operations is, “The ship is moving!”  Unfortunately, this is exactly what was heard during a recent port call.  Shortly after berthing and starting cargo operations on a container vessel with multiple gantry cranes, the vessel started to move ahead.  The first warning was by an alert seaman at the gangway.

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