The footage was captured in the end of the high tides when the coefficient dropped from 111 to 82. The navigation was disrupted by the heavy swell caused by the wind in the area of pier Grande.
The Helene G, guided by a pilot boat, is maneuvering easily before she enters the channel.
Helene G (IMO number 9195406 and MMSI 304021000) is registered in Antigua & Barbuda. The 79-metre general cargo vessel was built in 2001.
Video: Helene G in a stormy weather in Les Sables d'Olonne