Four Newcastle Tugs returning after escorting a fully lady Cape Class coal export ship out of the harbour. From the shoreline the job appears routine and simple but a lot of skill and experience is required to manoeuvre these large cargo ships in the narrow waterways of Newcastle Harbour.
The pilot helicopter in the sky above the tugs is also returning to base. Green activist groups are attempting to stop coal exports due to emissions, global warming and climate change.
This image won an award in a photographic competition.