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Book Recommendations

Specialist books for marine pilots are important for every pilot to train basic knowledge.

We have collected some book recommendations from pilots worldwide and have listed them below.

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Improving Bridge Resource Management by Jürgen Neff

"Improving Bridge Resource Management - Human Factors in Maritime Safety" is equally suitable for self-study and as a basis for BRM training. It is written with the nautical professional ... Read more...

Theory and Practices of Marine Pilotage Kindle Edition by Capt Santosha K Nayak

Completely new book on Ship manoeuvring techniques based on new revealing facts which have been brought to light. Must read for all the mariners to understand ... Read more...

"All Yours Pilot" - A History of Guernsey Pilots 1940-2013

The second part of Capt Ian Brouard’s comprehensive study of Pilots in Guernsey waters, covering the period from 1940 to the present day. Read more...

Pilots: The World of Pilotage Under Sail and Oar: Vol. 2

Schooners and Open Boats of the European Pilots and Watermen. The first volume of Pilots concentrated on the stories of American and British schooners. Volume 2 enters what for many will be a less familiar world. Read more...

Crossing the Bar: The Adventures of a San Francisco Bay Bar Pilot (Paul Lobo)

There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better than most people. Read more...

Marine Pilot Planner: The Harbour Pilot Notebook

To Record Daily Activities of Ship Arrival Departures and Crew Assignments Small Pocket Size 52 Weeks & Note Space - Paperback Read more...

Practical Ship Handling, Fourth Edition, by Malcolm C. Armstrong

Some ship handlers today use electronic instruments from start to finish and these ships usually have powerful engines and thrusters and an almost unlimited number of personnel on the bridge. Read more...

Bow Tug Operations with Azimuth Stern Drive Tugs (Third Edition)

The first edition of the monograph Bow Tug Operations with Azimuth Stern Drive Tugs was published in 2006 – in response to a number of accidents involving bow-to-bow operations with ASD-tugs and discussions in some ports ... Read more...

Tug Stability - A practical Guide to safe Operations

Numerous harbour tugs have capsized often with dramatic consequences. Stability is a complex subject and mainly a specialism of naval architects. Tug masters seldom have this detailed knowledge .... Read more...

Worlds Most Dangerous - Columbia River Bar Pilots

A history of the Columbia River Bar, its pilots and their equipment by Michael E. Haglund Read more...

Compendium Marine Engineering

This book is a compilation of expert marine engineering experience. It is based on the research and reports of scientists and engineers from all over the world. Read more...

The EU Seaports Regulation (Hardcover)

The Portius Port Law Series is a library of manuals, monographs, collections of papers and conference proceedings on the law of ports and harbours. Read more...

Behavior and Handling of Ships

According to author the forces creating or affecting this pivot point include the ship's motion. Read more...

Tug Use In Port – NEW Third edition 2018 (Henk Hensen)

First published in 1997, with a second edition in 2002, Tug Use in Port by Capt Henk Hensen is known as the ‘tug bible’ – the essential practical guide to port towage and escort operations. Read more...

Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG4)

This publication establishes recommended minimum requirements that will help ship designers, terminal designers, ship operators and mooring line manufacturers improve the design, performance and safety of mooring systems. Read more...

Pilot Ladder Manual - Advanced

This guide sets out the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

Ship Handling (Herve Baudu)

Suggested required reading for all mariners no matter where they work: on rivers, in open seas, in narrow passages or limited draft conditions. Read more...

Pilot Ladder Manual - Basic

This handy pocketbook provides an overview of the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. Read more...