The trip started on a hazy morning in the port of Maassluis, where I, together with some other technicians and surveyors, boarded the SIMA tender. After a trip of approx. 45 minutes we arrived at the vessel, which was at anchor outside the port of Rotterdam. After everybody got on board and signed in (ISPS-procedure) the vessel started to heave up her anchor.
After finishing, I had to wait for the other technicians and surveyors to complete their jobs. Meanwhile the tender was on stand-by the whole time. Slowly the sun appeared and the haze cleared, only to be followed by rain. I would like to thank the crew for their excellent coffee-making skills, which made waiting on board bearable.