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Old 11-24-2009
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Holding Position

Imagine you are waiting for space at a fuel doc in tight quarters, or otherwise need to hold position in a tight and/or congested area. How do you go about it? I can see dropping anchor in some circumstances, but that may be difficult in tight quarters.

We had a situation like this on our last charter out of Tortola. When we returned to the Moorings base, we were instructed to proceed to the end of a dock and standby for instructions. Of course, the instructions were not forthcoming in a timely manner, and "standing by" in that spot got a little more interesting than we had in mind. No actual incidents occurred, but if it happens to me again I think I'll head back out to open water and tell them to call me when they are ready for me.
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