NO, not a pilot boat to “lead” the ship, but truly bringing the captains’s replacement on board while both boats kept steaming ahead!! This tricky maneuver was completed in less than 5 minutes!!
All perfectly logical, right? Certainly not during the moments the boat seemed to have came out of nowhere and was suddenly upon us! What the heck…?? That, and several other thoughts went through our own and a few of our “back yard” neighbors’ minds: Someone under arrest? A dreaded food virus? A way wrong turn to Somalia??