Photos: Crew's Quick Response Saves Seal Pup

The seal pup swam free after the Blue Giant's crew slacked the mooring lines (submitted)

By The Maritime Executive 06-18-2018 08:49:57

[Brief] At a recent call at Verbindungshafen in the port of Bremerhaven, the crew of the offshore construction vessel SPS Blue Giant saved a gray seal pup that was about to be jammed between the ship's hull and a fender. There was a small gap, but the wind was pushing the vessel closer to the pier. The crew acted swiftly to slacken the mooring rope, and thanks to their quick action, the seal was freed.

The seal trapped between the fender and the Blue Giant's hull (submitted)

The seal pup swims free after the Blue Giant's crew slacken the mooring lines (submitted)