SCOP des Lamaneurs des Ports de BREST et de ROSCOFF
The Boatage in France
The services consist of berthing docking, undocking and Shifting commercial vessels calling at ports in their business operations.
Etymologically, the docking concept comes from old French "Laman". This term is derived from the Dutch "loostman" which means man of the probe, one who knows the funds and their treachery.
PARDESSUS defines the linesmen, in his collection of maritime laws prior to the seventeenth century, as "the work and functions of the pilots established on the coasts and ports to guide ships in dangerous passes, including at the entrance and the output ports, harbors and rivers. "
Orders in Colbert 1681, the linesmen ...