Apparently Sunderland, your compiler's birthplace,
is becoming the centre of the world as far as the
windmill installers are concerned, and one of the
vessels involved is the Acergy Petrel, seen here
turning sharp right at the end of the breakwater,
photographed by Pat McCardle. Pat is a shipmaster
himself (Correction - he says he is a "lowly" Chief
Mate), and one wonders whether he was prompted to
take the picture by the lack of caution evident in
the ship's passage plan.
Photo posted here on
15th April 2012.
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