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From tug boats to pilots: Behind the scenes at Hobart’s port operations

Ship watching is a pastime of many Hobartians, but how much do you know about what goes on when a vessel comes into port?

Skilled pilots will go out and board moving ships using a rope ladder and help the captain safely guide the vessel to port.

And what about the role of tug boats?

Features report Georgie Burgess chats to TasPorts CEO Anthony Donald in the Port Tower Building about what goes on behind the scenes at Hobart’s port.


Hobart, Marine Transport Industry, Human Interest

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