Required Boarding Arrangements for Pilot

Required Boarding Arrangements for Pilot
In accordance with IMO requirements and IMPA recommendations, this laminated A3 colour card shows the dos and don'ts of pilot boarding. This 2012 edition poster covers items-, including ‘Safe Approach of the Pilot Boat’ and provision for the ‘Installation of Pilot Ladder Winch Reels’ and the requirements detailed in the new SOLAS Ch V Reg 23,that enters in to force on the 1st July 2012.
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Video Delta Pioneer to sea Timelapse And Disembarkation

Found on YouTube. Created by "The Rotterdam Pilot".

MT DELTA PIONEER sailed from Europoort, in Port of Rotterdam to sea. On arrival at the pilot station the Pilot Station Vessel PROCYON was on station to pick up the pilot from this 250 m long vessel.

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Article SWATH & SWASH Technology - Smoother pilot boarding

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

SWATH and SWASH are interesting technologies that allow a vessel to sail much more calmly in high waves. A stable and calm position of the ship is especially important for pilot boarding.


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Article A journey back in time: films of pilotage from 1940 to 1975 (USA, UK and Germany)

by Frank Diegel - published

Let us start a journey back in time. Back to the black and white films of history. The times have changed, but it is good to know what kind of things have changed and where are the roots of pilotage.

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Article Pilot boat captain helps save fisherman

by Canaveral Pilots Association - published

The Canaveral Pilots Association commends Pilot Boat Captain Mike Meyers for his heroic actions on April 5, 2020 in helping to save the life of a fisherman while on duty at the port.

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Video A Day in the life of a Port Pilot

This what a normal work day looks like for a port pilot.
A 24 hour shift shown in 11 minutes.
Recorded in Santa Marta, Colombia.

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Video Pilot cutter transfer journey in force six winds

Found on YouTube. Created by portoflondon.

Estuary Services crew Andrew Howland (coxswain) and Wayne Goldfinch (deckhand) transferring PLA pilot, Stephen Ford on an approx. eight-mile trip from Ramsgate to board the tanker Songa Breeze at the NE Goodwin pilot boarding ‘diamond’. Departing at 0955 on 20 April 2020, they steered an easterly course to reach the ship by 1030. Weather: wind North Easterly F6, sea state moderate to rough, visibility 10 nautical miles.

Footage: ESL
Edit: Theo Albanis, Port of London Authority
Music: "Keys of Moon - The Epic Hero" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/ETbsXdqgcTM

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Video EfficientFlow - SEAiq Pilot Introduction

Found on YouTube. Created by "Sjöfartsverket".

Showing the new EfficientFlow functions for the SEAiq PPU, to be used by pilots and ferry personnel in the Baltic Sea

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Video The Maritime Professional during Covid19 - Meet Ivana-Maria Carrioni-Burnett

In this episode we have a chance to meet Ivana-Maria Carrioni-Burnett, a Marine Pilot from the UK who works on the River Thames.

Ivana highlights the concerns and fear that can be felt by those working in the maritime industry during COVID19. On the vessel, the seafarers are in their own isolation, or 'families' and then the pilot and other port personnel come onboard and they may be asymptomatic. For the port personnel, they aren't sure if the crew might be infected. Then there are the families - for the seafarers, they are often far from their families and are not sure when they may have a chance to see them again. For the pilots and port personnel, they need to go home to their families and may be concerned that they could be bringing COVID into the household. Through it all there is a need to keep healthy and happy.

Ivana's Top Tips include so many more than I was able to keep in the video, but the key is really community and communication.

- communicate and be kind to each other
- share your culture and faith, take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about each other
- exercise, even if you don't have a gym onboard, you can make weights with water, heft tins - just be careful not to drop on the deckhead! (maybe there's an old piece of carpet lying around?)
- quiz nights, taking turns setting up the quizzes, or sharing quizzes between ships
- setting up an onboard library with books and music

What are your top tips for keeping healthy and happy onboard?

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Video Liverpool Pilot Boat Returning to Liverpool

Found on YouTube. Created by "MSPhotographic".

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Video Electronic Chart Standards: IHO ECDIS and ENC

Tom Mellor - C​hairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG) and Head of Digital Standards at the UKHO - explains what the IHO's ECDIS and ENC Standards mean.

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