Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety

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Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety

The American Pilots’ Association has sent a letter to state pilotage authorities across the United States on behalf of approximately 1,200 American ship pilots to improve safety pilot safety following the death of a New York pilot in December.

“This trapdoor arrangement is currently found on a number of ships with accommodation ladder-pilot ladder combinations, despite the facts that it has long been considered by pilots to be unsafe and that the IMO has recognized that it is unsafe by taking steps to eliminate it,” the APA states in the letter. “Since at least 1979, IMO guidelines have recommended that pilot ladders used with a trapdoor extend to the height of the platform’s handrail. The purpose of that recommended practice is to bring the ladder steps up to a level from which the pilot can step across to the platform rather than pull himself or herself up to it.”

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Article Sandy Hook Pilot Timothy M. Murray lost his life while boarding a ship (08/05/2020)

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

On August 5, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm, Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray was involved in an incident while boarding a tanker vessel inbound to the Port of New York & New Jersey. He sustained injuries after falling from a pilot ladder and was evacuated to a local hospital where his injuries proved to be fatal.

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Article Sandy Hook pilot Dennis Sherwood has died after falling during embarking

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

A pilot of Sandy Hook, Dennis Sherwood fell off a ladder while boarding a ship today at 4:30 a.m. and died of his serious injury in Staten Island hospital.

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Article In Memoriam of Captain Dennis R. Sherwood (1955 - 2019)

by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published

Ladders are the bridges for crossing the rough seas of our lives.
When you are a Marine Pilot at work, hoping and praying that the ladders which let you embark the vessel are stable, safe and not dangerous.
In Memoriam of the late Captain Dennis Sherwood who passed away on Monday the 30th of December.

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Opinion "A Pilot Ladder has its Price!" - Statement of Joris J. Stuip (PTR Holland)

by PTR Holland® B.V. - published

Please read this statement of Joris J. Stuip from PTR Holland, Partner of Marine-Pilots.com.

We are happy to receive your comments in our new "comment section"!

Why do we see so many unapproved and low-quality pilot ladders? The answer is invariably price. OK, we all like a bargain, but ...

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Video Harbor Pilot Boarding at Norfolk Virginia

Found on YouTube. Created by SEAL Sea Air Land.

After passing Norfolk Virginia Naval Base, the Pilot boat Steven Mc. Allister brought the Harbor Pilot, the Pilot boat got alongside and the Harbor Pilot boarded safely and guided the vessel towards the berth/terminal.

#NorfolkHarborPilot #NorfolkPortsmouth #VirginiaMarinePilot

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Video Cork Pilot Boat ‘Failte’ Approaches Brittany Ferries ‘Pont-Aven’ During Cork Harbour Departure

Found on YouTube. Created by "eyeballspopping". Recorded on 2020-10-03.

Impressive to see how the Cork Pilot boat ‘Fáilte’ draws parallel to the bow of the moving Brittany Ferries ferry ‘Pont-Aven’, as it departs Cork harbour on a warm sunny afternoon, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. Cork harbour is a beautiful place, with plenty of stunning views to enjoy, while departing for the open sea, enroute to Roscoff, France. This particular sailing was very enjoyable, though quiet, due to coping with the Corona virus, which was managed excellently onboard. The ‘Pont-Aven’ is a lovely ferry boat, resulting in a very pleasant trip.
From the Cork Pilots website: The Port of Cork Company is responsible for pilotage. Pilotage is compulsary for all vessels in the area between Number 20 Buoy in the Lower Harbour and the quays at Cork. For vessels exceeding 130m in length pilotage is compulsary from 2.5 miles off Roches Point
http://corkpilots.com/joomla/
From the Brittany Ferries website: Ireland to France by luxury ferry. Sail from Ireland to France with Brittany Ferries' on our Cork to Roscoff ferry route. Depart on a Saturday afternoon aboard our flagship, Pont-Aven, to arrive Sunday morning. From March 2020 onwards there are sailings twice a week with an additional sailing on Wednesday afternoons aboard Armorique. Aboard Pont-Aven, you'll enjoy a choice of comfortable cabins, restaurants, shops and entertainments including a swimming pool and leisure area - the ferry crossing really will feel like part of your holiday!
Overnight ferry departures once a week rising to twice a week from March 2021
Afternoon sailings taking 14 to 15 hours
Sail aboard our flagship, Pont-Aven, or Armorique
A great choice of comfortable cabins
With excellent access to local road networks driving to Cork and Roscoff ports is easy. Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village with pretty restaurants lining the quay and plenty of tourist attractions including a botanical gardens and a century old Thalassotherapy Institute where the seawater and seaweed are used for healing and relaxation therapies.
https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferries-france/cork-roscoff

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Video Ship berthing in Durban, South Africa. Pilot comes via Helicopter.

Found on YouTube. Created by The Anumanify.


This is a video about a ship berthing in Durban, a beautiful city in South Africa. I made a musical timelapse and wanted to share this with you.
Hope you enjoy the video and please do leave feedback, and also like, share & subscribe.

The music used in the video is - 'Dreams Pt. II by Lost Sky'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7kF4...

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Video Pilot receiving onboard ship, Philippines

Found on YouTube. Created by "Seafaring".

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Video History: Helicopter Transport Elbe River-Pilot (1961)

Found on YouTube. Created by "British Pathé"
Unissued / Unused material -

Hamburg, West Germany (FDR - Federal Republic of Germany).

German helicopters are used to carry river boat pilots to where they are needed.

Big CU Helicopter pilot talking into mouthpiece. Aerial view from helicopter of boat below. MS as the helicopter comes in and lands on deck of the ship. Various shots as pilot is picked up from lightship and flown off in helicopter. LS From bridge of ship as helicopter flies overhead. CU Small bird sitting on capstan.

(f.g.) Old record suggests material dates from around 27/04/1961.
FILM ID:3032.14

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Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS

Found on YouTube. Create by "Marine Online"
This section should give a short introduction to:
Operational aspects of AIS
Functions and features
Human aspects

Key Points
The AIS transponder unit.
Automatic communication.
SOLAS requirements.
AIS Information sent by ships.
Static information update. MMSI
Dynamic information update.
Voyage related information update.
Checking AIS data. BIIT
Display Of AIS data.
Recommended AIS symbols.
Sleeping target symbol.
Activated target symbol.
Selected target symbol.
Dangerous target symbol.
Lost target symbol.
AIS information displayed on ARPA and ECDIS.
Minimum graphical information.
Symbol harmonization.
Priority of AIS target symbols.
Common reference.
AIS information on radar .
Suppressing dangerous targets.
Course Over Ground (COG) Vector.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) Vector.
Automatic target acquisition.
Warning limits. CPA, TCPA
Automatic display selection.
Human interface.
The human factor.

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