Out to sea

North Sea, 12 miles outside IJmuiden, January 25, 2006, 13:05 pm

After an exciting journey through the Noordzeekanaal and passing the locks of IJmuiden, the pilot is picked up by a pilot tender and returned to IJmuiden. The giant tanker continues her own journey across the seas.

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My first maritime adventure

In 2006, during an exhibition I met Guus Leuveling Tjeenk. When I heard that he was not a photographer but maritime pilot, I asked him if I was allowed to sail once. A deal was quickly closed. In exchange for taking a few pictures of his last working day, I was allowed to sail. There was a whole new world for me! I was deeply impressed by everything I saw that trip, the boatmen, the tugs, the giant tanker, the captain and his crew and the work of the pilot.
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