The Miriam sails between Rotterdam Felixstowe and South Shields as a feeder vessel.
An experienced Harwich Haven pilot boards the Miriam near the Washington Buoy at the Cork Pilot Station inbound for Felixstowe Trinity 3. Once onboard the pilot the pilot radios Harwich VTS to confirm she was onboard and inbound with a maximum draught of 7.2 metres from Rotterdam. VTS replies that there was a ready berth planned port side to Felixstowe Trinity 3 and continued with the wind on the Landguard and height of tide. The pilot copied the info and says that they would be expecting to do a starboard swing off the berth to go port side to Trinity 3.
Entering the harbour, the pilot begins to drop off the speed as they head up the harbour. Just off the berth the pilot executes a starboard swing and with help from the berthing master and where he parked his car, the pilot positions the Miriam with precision.