This is how marine pilots go to work (found on Twitter, by Capt. Ed Enos)

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This is how marine pilots go to work (found on Twitter, by Capt. Ed Enos)
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Article Pilot Transfer Arrangements

by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published

Most pilot embarkations and disembarkations around the world, are still carried out using a traditional pilot ladder, consisting of wooden steps supported and secured by side ropes.

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Article A contempt for pilot safety and total disregard for the contents of the SOLAS Convention.

by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published

Tuesday, October 1st is the start date of the latest International Maritime Pilot Association's annual Safety Campaign.

Previous campaigns by the association have consistently shown results of pilot ladder deficiencies around the 20% mark.

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Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published

There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.

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Video Meet Captain Lyle Donovan, a San Diego Bay pilot with the San Diego Bay Pilots Association

May is Maritime Month at the Port of San Diego and we are proud to highlight some of our hardworking men and women of the Working Waterfront. Meet Captain Lyle Donovan, a San Diego Bay pilot with the San Diego Bay Pilots Association. His work consists of guiding ships in and out of San Diego Bay in a safe and efficient manner. A typical day includes guiding a 650-foot car carrying vessel or a 950-foot cruise ship into San Diego Bay. This entails boarding the vessels by climbing up a ladder, often in very rough seas and usually when it’s still dark out. The Port of San Diego thanks Captain Donovan and his fellow pilots for their hard work. To read more about the importance of the maritime industry, visit portofsandiego.org/maritimemonth

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Video Virtual Reality Marine Pilot Transfer Training Demo

Found on YouTube. Created by "Lazyworm Apps"

Short demonstration highlighting key features of the VR Marine Pilot training simulation LWA Solutions have delivered for the Ports of Auckland.

Editors Note (4th July 2020):
This video shows the fantastic possibilities of virtual reality technology. Wonderful demo by Ports of Auckland. In respect for doing this amazing experiment. If somebody knows more about this or other interesting similar projects please leave a comment below and help us to complete information about virtual reality for marine pilots.

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Video Pilot Boarding via Helicopter

Found on YouTube. Created by REAL TALK

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Video Transfer Of Marine Pilots At Sea

Found on YouTube. Created by Capt. Felino's Travelogue:

This video briefly describes the special operation of transfer of marine pilots at sea.

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Article Swimmer killed by Pilot Boat: The ports of Auckland are fined $424,000

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

The Auckland District Court has fined the Ports of Auckland NZD424,000 (USD300,500) for exempting its pilot boats from speed limits in Waitemata Harbour after a swimmer was struck and killed (April 2017).

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Video Berthing Hamburg port - Pilots' masterpiece

Found on YouTube. Created by "Al Petkov"

"A routine pilot task"

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