Pickup Truck Gets Towed…Into the Harbor

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Photo by Captain J. C. Traut


Next time you get towed in Baltimore City, just take another look at this photo and be grateful that the situation didn’t end up much worse. 

According to maritime news site GCaptain, here’s how it happened:

…the lineman on the pier put the tag line on the bumper of his truck to pull the line off the bollard. After it was removed from the bollard, he backed up to untie the line, however the mate on the containership heaved around with the mooring winches before the lineman had a chance to unhook his truck. 

I understand about 45 percent of that. But the moral of the story is, don’t hook your truck to a giant boat. Because the giant boat will win.

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