Navassa Island

The landing at Lulu must be attempted in calm water. The cliffs have been undercut by the surf and in rough water a small boat can be swept underneath and crushed in the backwash. In these photos, ropes from Haitian fishing boats are attached to the bottom of a wire-rope ladder hanging from an abutment. The U.S. Coast Guardsmen below are climbing the ladder to get onto the lower flat above. The distance from the water to the top of the abutment is about thirty feet.

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