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IMPA on Pilotage

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IMPA on Pilotage
This publication, compiled by the International Maritime Pilots’ Association, brings together the experience and expertise of over 30 pilots and industry experts to produce a fascinating insight into the role of the marine pilot. This 256-page book, illustrated throughout with colour photographs and diagrams, will be of benefit to pilots, both current and future, as well as to shipmasters and seafarers.
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Opinion "Ship's Pilot" - A poem by Gaylen K. Bunker

by Frank Diegel - published on 13 February 2020

A wonderful poem by Gaylen K. Bunker found on YouTube. As read by the author from bis book "Poems".

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Video Pilot Ladder Simulator

published on 17 May 2022

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Opinion Pilot transfer arrangements - Sharing knowledge matters – but problems go beyond non-compliance to SOLAS itself

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 23 September 2020

Like many seafarers I have long been a keen follower of The Nautical Institute’s MARS programme, and along with many other members I listened to the recent webinar on that topic. One theme which was repeated more than once was that it is better to learn from someone else’s misfortune rather than have it happen to you. Having personally been involved in two near misses resulting from unsafe pilot transfer arrangements in a relatively short space of time, I asked how experiences and knowledge specifically about pilot ladder safety could best be promulgated to avoid repeating common accidents or near misses.

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Video Great Lakes Sailing - Welland Canal HD time-lapse

published on 1 September 2020

The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Canada that runs 42 km (27.0 miles) from Port Colborne, Ontario on Lake Erie to Port Weller, Ontario on Lake Ontario. As part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the canal allows ships to traverse the Niagara Escarpment and avoid Niagara Falls. FOR THE SPRINKLERS QUESTION HERE IS YOUR ANSWER: "Hogging is a term used when a vessel is bent up in the middle due to any number of factors. On the Great Lakes this happens to vessels in hot weather where the upper part...

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Article Summer Edition of the BPC Pilotage Quarterly published

published on 15 August 2022

The Summer Edition of the Board of Pilotage Commissioners has published the latest edition of their quarterly report "The BPC Pilotage Quarterly"

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Video Fast Time Simulation of manoeuvres - SAMMON

published on 24 November 2020

This video shows the underlying principles of the SAMMON software tools based on Fast Time Simulation of manoeuvres. It describes very shortly some of the features for manoeuvring planning and conning / monitoring with danymic prediction which are shown in more detail in the other movies on this channel.

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Video A Day in the life of a Port Pilot

published on 4 July 2019

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 The world's first 100% electric pilot boat

published on 15 April 2022

Built in 1980, the Maguelonne pilot boat, historical ship of the pilots of Sète, is getting a new look and swapping its thermal engine for a 100% electric propulsion. It is within the framework of the Green Pilot project, led by the MGH company, supported by its partners, the Occitanie Region and the Port of Sète-Frontignan, and with the participation of the pilot stations of Sète and Marseille-Fos, that the e-Maguelonne is born.
The maritime pilots lead the ships to the entrance of the...

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Opinion Opinion: Maritime Pilotage - A highly dangerous business

by Baird Maritime - published on 18 August 2023

Opinion article by BAIRD Maritime, Australia

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Article IMPA Safety Campaign 2021

published on 9 September 2021

The IMPA safety campaign will be running from 1st to 15th October 2021.

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