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Article A Day in the Life: Angus Macaulay, Pilot at Montrose Port Authority

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"No day is the same, and this is what makes the job so interesting.
ANGUS MACAULAY
Pilot, Montrose Port Authority

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Video Safety video shows why you should fit lifejacket crotch straps!

Found on YouTube. Created by RNLI.

No giggling, we’re serious about crotch straps at the RNLI. Why? Because crotch straps make your lifejacket perform better and keep you safer for longer.

Our top tips for fitting your lifejacket crotch straps:

1. Always fit the crotch straps securely.
2. If you end up in the water, tighten the straps to take up any slack. Remember, correctly adjusted crotch straps will help keep your head above water.

Get more water safety advice at: http://bit.ly/RNLIcheckBA

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Video "Majesty of the Seas" berthing Portsmouth International Port. Tug view

Video by Andy Mabbett, UK

A lovely morning for the arrival of the Royal Caribbean International Majesty of the Seas into Portsmouth International Port. Apologies for my basic editing but the overlays in each corner provide an idea of what my tugs azimuth thrusters were doing along the way with the sliders showing engine and propeller power. The Damen Shipyards Group ASD 2411 'MARKSMAN' of SMS Towage is an awesome tug with 70t Bollard Pull. This ensures the customer's v/l is handled safely during her arrival.

P.S. Don't all shout about how rubbish the driver was at once Haha.

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Video Ten less known facts about Kenya’s first female Marine Pilot, Elizabeth Marami

Elizabeth Marami, 28, has made history by becoming Kenya’s first female marine pilot. Born and bred in the coastal city Mombasa, Marami initially studied law at the University of Nairobi, but later changed course and went on to pursue navigation in Alexandria, Egypt for 5 years. “I always grew up knowing that I wanted to do something different, Something out of the ordinary. Being awarded a scholarship to pursue this career was God’s answered prayer…,” she says.

Her job as a marine pilot entails assisting vessels with coming into territorial waters because according to law, vessels entering a country’s territorial waters may not progress to the harbor without officials.

Elizabeth Marami is Kenya's first female marine pilot. She gave a speech during President Uhuru's commissioning of Bandari Maritime Academy.

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Opinion Pilotage Wisdom

by Frank Diegel, CEO & Founder Marine-Pilots.com - published

"An old experienced pilot sometimes loses a ship by his assurance and over confidence of his knowledge, as effectually as a young pilot does by his ignorance and want of experience."
Let us remind ourselves every day of the principles of safe seamanship...

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Video DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Foyle Leader Pilot Vessel

Found on YouTube. Created by "Martin McKenna".

July 2020, short clip of Foyle Leader - Foyle Port's pilot vessel and crew in action, heading back to Greencastle after dropping a pilot off on an inbound cargo ship www.nightskyhunter.com

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Video Milford Pilots during lock down (Pilot Movie 3)

Found on YouTube. Created by "Haven Pilots".

milford pilots during lock down

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Article ARMSTRONG MARINE COMPLETES NAIAD PILOT BOAT BOUND FOR MEXICO

by Armstrong Marine USA Inc. - published

Armstrong Marine USA recently delivered Piloto VIII to support marine pilotage operations in and around the Port of Manzanillo, Mexico.

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Opinion Sea Trials in Stroms at the Entrance to Cork Habour

by Safehaven Marine - published

The entrance to Cork Harbour situated on the South coast of Ireland can produce some pretty extreme sea states during the winter storm months. There are two main factors that influence the sea state at the entrance, the first being the ebbing tide, the second being shoaling waters over the Harbour Rock, this is situated at the entrance to the Harbour off Roches Point lighthouse, right in the middle between the Western and Eastern channel entrances.

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