Watch This Freighter Nearly Ram the Boardwalk in Port Huron
Talk about an "oh-bleep" moment. A Great Lakes freighter was making its way through the blue waters of Port Huron when it comes frighteningly close to the waterfront boardwalk.
This video, captured May 22, and shared on Facebook shows a fisherman frantically pulling in his line as a freighter looms dangerously close to the banks.
Caution - there is some salty, no pun intended, NSFW language ahead.
The Times Herald in Port Huron investigated the video and reported on the near-miss:
a pilot was aboard the vessel when an incorrect command was given out to go to port when it should have been starboard.
Ritchie said the captain was on the bridge and quickly corrected the error.
"We can't deny it was what we call a near miss," Ritchie said. "It was a close call and we don't like those."
He said the pilot who made the error had been on the vessel before.
"What's puzzling about the whole thing is, as far as we're concerned, the pilot is a very competent pilot," Ritchie said.
He said the vessel is carrying clean refined oil and heading to Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, Ontario.