I was up at sixish this morning to watch the ship come into Edinburgh through the Forth. But I couldn’t get on deck - fire doors were closed and crewmen dressing in firefighting suits told me the deck was closed. I finally found out what was going on.
The winds were extreme. It was overcast and drizzling.
The helicopter came within twelve feet above the ship.
It didn’t just make one pickup, but lifted at least two more people out on slings.