The bulker Alice Oldendorf, Waits at anchorage 7 for the Outbound OOCL Hong Kong to clear the narrows. Large ships must take turns traversing the Narrows, to prevent collisions. Ships are required to contact Vessel traffic Services as they Cross the ferry track and Bedford Instute of Oceanography. VTS functions like air traffic control for ships in the harbour.
Todays arrivals and departures seemed to conflict, causeing ships to spend some time in the inner harbour.
Marina Ace went West of Georges Island to allow Oberon to Clear AutoPort.
Zim Panama Went East of Georges to Allow Oceanex Sanderling to clear Pier 42, and allow Stutgart Express to pass West of Georges outbound.
And the Tugs Centaurs and Pegusus arrived in preperation to return PSS Chumel Back to the Gulf of Mexico. All this was complicated by Chumel Sitting at Anchorage 1 with Ryan Leat in attendance.