At Anchor
By Al Miller

The Spar Jade’s hull looms overhead as Capt. Montgomery slides the pilot boat along the ship’s side. The boarding party will board the Spar Jade by its gangway over the starboard side. The step from pilot boat to gangway is interesting in 1-foot seas; it becomes much more interesting as the wave height increases. Fortunately, the members of the boarding party and the crew of the Sea Service pilot boat are experienced at this sort of thing.

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The gangway beckons