Mooring Malfunction

The weather eased overnight and it was possible to go ashore.

Around 14:00 the Uruguay tanker "Sofia" came in to berth with wind from the west at 15 knots.

The idea is to nose into the berth, get lines ashore and winch in. She appeared to be in some difficulty and dropped her anchor to slow down.

She managed to get a stern line ashore but it broke as the load came on and she quickly swung away from the dock.

At this point she is almost 90º to the dock, without power and getting a bit close to moored yachts.

Finally they got the engine going and she was able to edge alongside and moor safely.