Documentation: How New York Harbor Pilots Master Treacherous Waters

published (on YouTube: on 26 May 2016) -
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Region: New York, USA
Categories:
Experiences · Pilotage in general

Found on YouTube. Created by "Gothamist".

What does it mean to be a harbor pilot? More info here: http://gothamist.com/2016/05/26/video_ny_harbor_pilot.php

Starring Robert J. Blake, Jr.

Video by Jessica Leibowitz
Produced by Jessica Leibowitz and Shayla Love

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Article Sandy Hook Pilot Timothy M. Murray lost his life while boarding a ship (08/05/2020)

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

On August 5, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm, Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray was involved in an incident while boarding a tanker vessel inbound to the Port of New York & New Jersey. He sustained injuries after falling from a pilot ladder and was evacuated to a local hospital where his injuries proved to be fatal.

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Video Aboard One of the Biggest Container Ships in the World | The New York Times

In the chess match that has global powers looking for new ways to move goods around the world, the Mary Maersk and nine other sister ships are the biggest pieces.

Produced by: Erik Olsen
Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1rIt2Sf

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Video History: Pilot boats in New York harbor

Found on YouTube. Created by "Library of Congress".

SUMMARY
A New York harbor pilot boat passes close enough for four members of the crew to be seen [Frame: 0471]. Following the sailing vessel is a steamship [0780].

From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: PILOT BOATS IN NEW YORK HARBOR. Unboys [code for telegraphic orders]. A close view of an eighty footer, schooner rigged, trim as a private yacht, skimming over the waters of the harbor near Robin's Reef, [where a] picturesque little lighthouse is seen in the near background. A steamer decked with bunting also passes by at close range. 50 feet. $7.50.

CREATED/PUBLISHED
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1899.

NOTES
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 22Apr1899; 27966.
The Library of Congress copy of this film may not contain all of the scenes described in the above summary.

SUBJECTS
Pilot boats--New York (State)--New York.
Sailing ships--New York (State)--New York.
Steamboats--New York (State)--New York.
Boats and boating--New York (State)--New York.
Actuality--Short.

RELATED NAMES
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

DIGITAL ID
lcmp002 m2b52367 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2b52367

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Video History: River Pilot (1970-1975). River Thames, London.

Found on YouTube, Created by "British Pathé"

Unissued / Unused material -

River Thames, London.

Various shots of a River Pilot on boat on the River Thames. The pilots are organising a group of tugs moving along the river. They are turning an large ship around in a wide part of the river. Shots of the pilot as he comes on board the ship 'Sugar Produce'. Over shoulder shots of River Pilot on boat coming towards large ship. He climbs up ladder onto ship.
FILM ID:3298.03

A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/

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Video Role Of Harbour Pilot - At Sydney Port

Pilots are expert ship handlers who possess detailed knowledge of local waterways. They are transported by high speed "Pilot Boat" or helicopter from shore to an inbound ship and from an outbound ship back ashore. Most ports have compulsory pilotage.

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Video LuxSpace ESAIL Packaging and Shipment

Found on YouTube. Created by "Luxembourg Space Agency".
Discover the final hours of packaging and preparations of the ESAIL satellite before it left Luxembourg.

The ESAIL microsatellite for tracking ships at sea has completed its latest environmental and system performance tests and set off for Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

On 17 February the satellite left Luxembourg, where it was built by LuxSpace under an ESA Partnership Project with the Canadian operator exactEarth, sponsored by the Luxembourg Space Agency and other ESA member states.

ESA’s Partnership Projects aim to develop sustainable end-to-end systems, right up to in-orbit validation.

The satellite is being transported aboard a Cargolux 747 aircraft to its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Video Timelapse: ship departs Newcastle Harbour, NSW

Found on YouTube. Created by "Port Authority of New South Wales"

Timelapse: watch our marine pilot assist the vessel Ocean Prometheus as it departs Newcastle Harbour, NSW

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Port Authority of New South Wales manages the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial shipping in Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Newcastle Harbour, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba.

With over 6,000 visits from trade and cruise vessels each year, the ports of New South Wales contribute billions of dollars to our economy; create thousands of jobs and support countless businesses.

Port Authority works 24/7 to ensure the safety of these ships, the security of our working ports and the protection of our marine environment.

Across six ports, Port Authority delivers safe and efficient marine and maritime services, including harbour masters; marine pilotage; aids to navigation; vessel traffic services; emergency response; hydrographic surveying; port management and cruise terminal operations.

Port Authority of New South Wales keeps our ports safe, secure and open to the world.

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• Find out more at www.portauthoritynsw.com.au

• Follow us @portauthoritynsw on Instagram and LinkedIn

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Video Training of the Elbe pilots - documentary (in german)

Found on YouTube. Created by "NDR Doku".

Die Lotsenbrüderschaft Elbe ist ein geschlossener Kreis, der sich nicht gern in die Karten schauen lässt. Wer dort Mitglied werden und bis zu 400 Meter lange Containerpötte in den Hamburger Hafen steuern möchte, muss hohe Anforderungen erfüllen. Bewerber müssen mehrere Jahre lang zur See gefahren sein, um ausreichend Fahrpraxis zu haben. Aber es gibt immer weniger deutsche Seeleute, weil die Reeder billigere Kräfte aus dem Ausland bevorzugen. Dadurch wird es zunehmend schwierig, qualifizierten Nachwuchs zu finden. Die Folge: Auf der Elbe fehlen die Lotsen.

Lars Kruse und Lukas Treetzen sind nach dem Studium der Nautik schon viele Jahre zur See gefahren als Offizier und als Kapitän. Um künftig auch den Alltag mit ihren Kindern leben zu können, haben sie beschlossen, Lotsen zu werden. So könnten sie ihrer Leidenschaft Seefahrt treu bleiben, müssten den Heimathafen und ihre Familien aber nicht mehr für Monate verlassen.

Kruse und Treetzen haben den Ausbildungsplatz bekommen.

Um Containerriesen sicher durch die Elbe zu bugsieren, müssen sie den Fluss wie ihre Westentasche kennen. Das Revier ist anspruchsvoll, die Verantwortung enorm, ein Schiff kann heute einen Wert von mehreren Milliarden Euro haben. Mehr als die Hälfte des Im- und Exports wird in Deutschland auf dem Seeweg abgewickelt. Ohne Lotsen ginge das nicht. Wie kann also das Nachwuchsproblem gelöst werden? Denn immer weniger junge Menschen erlernen den nautischen Beruf und fahren zur See, Voraussetzung, um später als Lotse arbeiten zu können.

Die Bundeslotsenkammer kämpft seit Jahren um eine Gesetzesänderung: Künftig soll der Nachwuchs nicht mehr nur aus der Seefahrt rekrutiert werden können, sondern direkt von den Universitäten. Die Ausbildung der Lotsen läge dann noch mehr in der Hand der Brüderschaften. 

Der Autorin Gesa Berg ist es gelungen, einen Einblick in die Welt der Elblotsen zu bekommen. Sie begleitete die Lotsenanwärter und ihren Ausbilder, den erfahrenen Lotsen Thorsten Meyer, während ihrer achtmonatigen Ausbildung: Überlebenstraining in der Elbe, Abseilen vom Helikopter und lernen, lernen, lernen. Eine Schule, die es in sich hat, selbst für gestandene Seeleute.

Mehr dazu: https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/die_reportage/Die-neuen-Elblotsen-Gefragt-und-gefordert,sendung1093806.html

#ndr #doku #elblotsen

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Video History: Lightship (1950)

Found on YouTube. Created by "British Pathé"

Goodwin Sands, Kent.

M/S bows of Trinity House ship "Ready". L/S "Tongue" lightship at sunset. Panning M/S from side to front of service ship (deck level). M/S lightship. M/S bridge of service ship, lightship passes. L/S two ships, pan to lightship.

C/U ship's telegraph coming to "stop". M/S seaman pulls fresh water hose to lightship. L/S deck of service ship, general activity. C/U provisions waiting to be transported to lightship. M/S men passing food between ships. L/S side of service ship, men watching. C/U hose connected, pan up to lightship. C/U officer on service ship.

C/U officer on lightship waving, pan to service ship pulling away. C/U seaman on lightship. M/S on lightship, sailor W. Brown, climbs ladder to lamp. M/S inside tower, sailor switches on lamp, pan to gears. C/U gears. M/S swinging lamp. Various shots light mirrors revolving. L/S moon over water.

Inside lightship. Various shots of seamen relaxing playing cards, smoking and chatting. M/S lightship master operating radio. Night shot revolving lamp.
FILM ID:1371.3

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Article Wärtsilä simulation technology creating an essential testing environment for smart marine solutions

by Wärtsilä Corporation - published

The technology group Wärtsilä has delivered a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in the city of Rauma, Finland. These will be used as an essential enabler in the Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory (ISTLAB) project, which aims at creating a technically precise testing environment for remotely controlled, autonomous vessels. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the 4th quarter of 2019.

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