Blog Posts Tagged "boat maneuvers"

Just for Kids -- Driving the ship!

Here's Becky conning (that's ship talk for drive) The JR off site 1333.  She took the helm at about 1800 hrs (or 6:00 p.m.) one Saturday night and steered us toward our next location.  Thanks, Captain Alex!

The Little Tug Boat That Could

The other day, I experienced for the first time what occurs when a large vessel like the JOIDES Resolution (JR) embarks on its journey.  In order to safely move away from the dock, tugboats, small in comparison to the JR, shield the edges of the JR.  The bumpers on the tugboats prevent the JR from scratching or hitting itself along the dock.