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Saturday September 20, 2014
A Maine State Police dog trained to sniff out explosives stays calm as it is hoisted up at Sterling Rope Co. in Biddeford. The team members were training to board maritime vessels, where the only means of getting the dogs aboard often is to hoist them on ropes.

Maine State Police train dogs to board ships: Photos

The explosives-sniffing teams are sometimes called on to board vessels where the only way to get the dogs aboard is to hoist them up ropes.

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