Apparently the tumultuous global economy hasn't affected the pleasure boat industry here in Spain - as I was making my approach to the pilot station there were so many boats I couldn't count them all! Thank goodness our whistle is operational! Honk! Honk! Move over! Honk! Honk! Coming through!
I'm not sure what is worse....a fishing boat or a pleasure boat....either way, when they cross in front of a loaded tanker I think it's safe to consider them a speed bump.
I think given my aversion to small boats I should get on a pre-positioned vessel. That way, if a small boat is headed your way you know they're going to hit you....because you're ANCHORED!