Article A journey back in time: films of pilotage from 1940 to 1975 (USA, UK and Germany)
by Frank Diegel - published on 18 May 2020
Opinion Piloting in the Corona Era - Understanding differences in COVID-19 mitigating procedures
by Herman Broers - Rotterdam / Netherlands - published on 20 April 2020
Article Port of Oakland welcomes biggest ship ever this week
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 19 April 2020
Coronavirus may be hampering global trade but it hasn't broken the supply chain at the Port of Oakland. The latest evidence: the largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives this week. The container vessel MSC Anna is scheduled to berth at the Port April 16.
The ship will tie up at Oakland International Container Terminal on the Oakland Estuary. The Port said that the 1,312-foot-long vessel is on special assignment from Geneva-based shipping line MSC. It’s collecting a backlog of empty containers in Southern California before arriving in Oakland. It’s scheduled to spend 24 hours here discharging import containers and loading exports.
Opinion Positioning of vessel at berth by using bridge wing gyro repeater
by Capt. Girish Chandra - published on 14 April 2020
Today I will discuss a very simple and useful practical trick often used by pilots.
When we have to berth a vessel with small clearances forward and aft (say 20 to 25 mtr fwd and aft) it is very essential that you are able to estimate your position. Now most of the time you have a berthing supervisor on jetty who will help you with position.
Opinion Harbor Pilots, the Boeing 737 MAX and Automation
by Capt. Jim Wright , Southwest Alaska Pilots Association (retired) - published on 5 March 2020
Article Marine Pilots are experts in trusting. They simple have to be....
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 13 February 2020
Opinion "Ship's Pilot" - A poem by Gaylen K. Bunker
by Frank Diegel - published on 13 February 2020
Opinion "A Pilot Ladder has its Price!" - Statement of Joris J. Stuip (PTR Holland)
by PTR Holland® B.V. - published on 10 February 2020
Article In Memoriam of Captain Dennis R. Sherwood (1955 - 2019)
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 3 January 2020
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.
Article Interview with Marine Pilot Esil Abibula: Crossing the Northwest Passage
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 18 December 2019
The Northwest Passage is the approximately 5780 km long sea route that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean north of the American continent. It crosses the Arctic Ocean and its marginal seas as well as the associated sea lanes through the Canadian-Arctic archipel ago.
Roald Amundsen made his first complete successfully crossing in 1903-1906 via the route discovered by John Rae through the James Ross Strait, Rae Strait and Simpson Strait on the small ship Gjøa.