I can't emphasize enough how difficult this can be. Today is an extremely rare calm day. More often than not, the wind and sea make this a damaging approach.
Keep in mind, you have only a single bow thruster and a rudder that only goes 45 degrees in either direction.
This is your mission, good luck!
Step 1: Chart Time!
Step 2: Small Boat Saturday, Yuck!
As always, check for traffic and hazards. Today is a Saturday so everybody and there mother is out fishing. (On a side note, the best fishing is actually done ONLY in shipping channels and directly in front of moving freighters! I bet you didn't know that!)
Fishing tricks to be aware of: 1.) the guy who turns his back to you and pretends he can't see you, 2.) the guy who pretends he doesn't have a 2 way radio and wont answer you (this is also the guy who calls for a radio check every 10 minutes anywhere else) 3.) The sail boater who drives everywhere with his engine BUT, keeps his sail up, on purpose, thus giving him the right of way. 4.) the guy who really does have his back turned to you, sees you at the last minute and gives himself a heart attack trying to pull start his engine.
Slow down, be prepared. Every dot on that radar is a boat. You are the fuzziest of the dots with the heading line coming out, pointing at the tip of the dock.