Entering the port of Brest, France

Brest Maneuver

Brest is a major French naval base as well as an important commercial, repair and fishing port. Rade Abri and Port Militaire, together with Port de Commerce close East, lie on the North side of  Rade de Brest. The harbour is protected by breakwaters.

Port du Moulin Blanc – a marina with extensive facilities for yachts – is situated in the NE part of the port.

Our vessel, HS Bach, called the port of Brest only once, in September 2015, during a nice sunny day. The vessel came starboard side alongside, after performing a swing to port side, with the help of two tugs.

Brest Maneuver

Brest maneuver

Brest maneuver

Brest maneuver

Brest maneuver


Brest maneuver

Brest maneuver

Brest maneuver

Brest Maneuver

The departure was smooth and easy, as the vessel slowly distanced itself from the pier, with the help of one tugboat pulling in the portside shoulder.

You can watch a time lapse video of entering maneuver here.

You can watch a time lapse video of departure maneuver here.

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