The difficulty of finding marine pilot-specific information on the Internet
Who is a pilot and how do I find information about this great job on the Internet?
It's really difficult, because the term "pilot" has at least a double meaning: I'm not opposing pilots flying an airplane, but the common "Marine Pilot" or also "Maritime Pilot" competes with the "Airplane Pilot" or also "Commercial Pilot" in search results on the Internet. Unfortunately, there is more of the flying variety, which really makes my work on gathering information for Marine-Pilots.com difficult.
Anyone who has ever looked for certain content on the Internet, such as job offers for marine pilots, knows what I mean. Relevant search results only appear on page x of the search engines. And I always have to use different spellings and synonyms for "Marine Pilots" in my search. Be it "Maritime Pilot" or "Ship Pilot", "Vessel Pilot" or country-specific spellings like "Loods", "Seelotse" or "Practico". I don't want to exclude languages, countries, continents or synonyms here, but I have a long list of words and terms that describe the profession of "Sea Pilot" or "Harbo(u)r Pilot". Only with this glossary I am able to research a lot of relevant information about and for pilots standing on a ship bridge. I am annoyed...
This difficult differentiation of pilot content is the main reason why I wanted to create a website like Marine-Pilots.com:
Just all the information for Marine Pilots in ONE place! I wanted to simplify the information about Marine Pilots and the exchange of information among each other. In a forest of pilots, I'm only interested in the trees that mean a pilot on a ship. Dot and done!
If I am on a website called "Marine Pilots", then I can be sure that it only contains information for ship pilots. Friends of the flying guild: Sorry, but you have to stay outside! Although there's probably more of your kind, I'm working on making Earthbound Pilots more visible on the Internet. Oh, another overlap again: There are also the controllers in the Flightower. Also you are not meant!
Please write your Pilot Websites in English! For the Pilot Community and for your clients
In order to enable a good exchange of information between the Marine Pilots, it is unfortunately absolutely necessary / practicable to speak ONE language. I speak German and it is often not easy for me to express myself as exactly and especially in English as I can in German. I am not a "native speaker". I also have full understanding for the French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese or whatever speaking pilots of this world, but we have to communicate in ONE language and the majority of pilots (and your potential clients) speak English. So please write your website in English!
In Germany they say: Good luck and always a handful of water under the keel.
Have a good day!
CEO – Marine-Pilots.com