The NSRI boats tied up at the jetty

How to park a boat

The NSRI boats tied up at the jetty
The NSRI boats tied up at the jetty

Tony and I had lunch in Hout Bay recently, and while we were sitting at The Lookout Deck waiting for our food, we had lots (and lots and lots) of time to contemplate the beautiful view of Hout Bay, the yachts, and the mountains beyond. The NSRI was out and about doing training, and the highlight of our afternoon was watching this nifty bit of parking, with the RIB pushing the hard boat along from a side by side position. If those aren’t the right technical terms for what was going on, the complaints department is behind the third door to the left.


It wasn’t quite as large a situation as we witnessed in the Red Sea, but nonetheless very impressive!

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