We had a kid on the crossing that had to 'Heave to' in Mounts Bay. I was stood on the quayside when they attempted to come 'longside. The prob. was a howling Easterly which was gusting 10 by then and holding her off and low water which gave no room for margin. All of this added to it being her busiest day in the year, amounted to chaos. The initial approach would've been OK if the shore staff had gotton a stern line on a bit sharper. They faffed about getting two bow lines on and lost the stern. The bow has a massive bow thruster, the stern doesn't. They eventually got a single stern line on, but she was at such an accute angle and the wind was holding her off with such strength, they were nervous to winch on the stern warp for fear of it parting.
After 15 mins of anxiety, the skipper instucted the shore staff to drop all lines, she backed out at 'full astern' and hung around in the lee of St. Micheal's Mount and head to sea for three hours, waiting for enough water to get into Albert Pier, which offered protection from the Easterly.