A ship pilot’s view of Port Hedland [video]

Millions of dollars worth of iron ore flows in and out of Port Hedland every day, and the pilots responsible for moving the carriers into place take on a massive responsibility.

This video was taken in 2012 and shows the Iron Yandi ship moving into position at Port Hedland.

 

The journey shown below is a pretty typical trip for the ore carriers and their pilots, who are flown on board once the ship nears the coast.

 

The entire operation starts during the day but continues on into the night, and requires the vessel to make a 180 degree turn with the help of a few tugboats.

 

Check out the full video:

 

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