Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
Avast, ye lubbers, and use your belaying pins on the scoundrel!
Makes you wonder how those Somali pirates in their little boats can pull it off.
Those harbor pilots earn their pay.
Having climbed up one about 50 feet, I agree. I'm not a Harbor Pilot, I was boarding the USS Germantown. The small boat winch could take X number of bodies. I was X+1. I got to climb.