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It turns out that supertankers and cruise ships have valets. They're called maritime pilots, and they're among the most elite ship handlers in the world. So where does one go to learn how to park the largest ships in the world? To the Maritime Pilots Institute in Covington, La. There, they use mini-versions of the behemoth boats to teach the basics. All aboard!

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Video Amazing drone video: Berthing a 230m Bulker in Puerto Brisas (Colombia)

Found on YouTube. Created by Guille Rodriguez on 09/12/2020

Using two, 66TBP tugs to assist in berthing the 90,000 GT bulker “Jin Weng Feng”. The port is “Puerto Brisas” at La Guajira, Colombia. The vessel is turned to port just outside the berth limits due to limited room in the basin with enough depth. Then she’s backed in.

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Article Challenges in the world’s largest pilot station - pilot services in Brazil

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

The 160 pilots allotted to the PZ are distributed in eight pilot companies responsible for attending ships that seek the ports or terminals of Santana (AP), Munguba (PA), Santarém (PA), Trombetas (PA), Juruti (PA) and Itacoatiara (AM), as they sail upriver (against the current).

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Video Watch our weekend video to relax: "Boat Stories - The Bideford Pilot"

Found on YouTube. Created by "North Devon Moving Image".

The Bideford Pilot with Roger Hoad & the crew of Two Rivers II

A short film about the Bideford Pilot. Part of the Boat Stories North Devon series.

Note the calm and skilful team work as the pilot boat crew head out night and day, winter and summer over the notorious Bideford bar to meet big ships out at sea, get the pilot on board and escort the ships safely up river into Bideford, Appledore or Yelland harbour.

Filmed & edited by Matt Biggs - Artaura Productions. Music composed & produced by Tom Watkins - Yard 1 Studios. Directed & produced by Jo Stewart-Smith

This is part of the Boat Stories North Devon project www.boatstories.co.uk supported by www.northdevonimage.org.uk.

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Video History: River Thames Pilot (1960-1969)

Found on YouTube. Created by "British Pathé"
Location: England

Various shots following a river pilot. He is seen disembarking from one boat and climbing up a rope ladder onto a large ship.

Various shots of another river pilot, dressed in a cap, woollen jumper and sea faring jacket. He is seen at the wheel of his boat.

Various shots of two river police pilots on the River Thames in London. They are filmed in the cab and on the deck of their boat. They pull up alongside some riverboat houses and talk to a woman who owns one of the them. Back in their boat, there are now three river pilots making their journey along the Thames. CU. A river police union Jack flag at the back of the boat. VS. The boat drives alongside Victoria Wharf and London dock lands. VS. An RAF helicopter hovers alongside the police boat before flying off into the distance. CU. Another helicopter flying away.
FILM ID:3299.02

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Video Good old times: PLA Thames Pilots at Work

Found on YouTube. Created by "Liquid highway"

Footage showing the ARCADIA leaving Tilbury Landing Stage and PLA pilot boarding sugar ship bound for Thames Refinery. footage taken from the documentary short film ' Till I End My Song'

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Article Marine-Pilots.com: Login, comment function and new logo online

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

Marine-Pilots.com has launched some new important features: Marine Pilots can register to our website and comment articles and videos now. And take a look at the new logo.

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Video Safe at sea with satellites (AIS)

Found on YouTube. Created by "European Space Agency, ESA"

At sea, space technology is used to help save lives every day: managing traffic between ships, picking up migrants and refugees in distress or spotting oil spills. The European Space Agency is once again at the forefront developing new technologies and satellites: to keep us safe at sea and to monitor the environment. Space makes a difference here on Earth and certainly at sea where there is no infrastructure.

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Video Ship Arriving and Docking in Antwerp, Belgium | Life at Sea on a Container Ship

Found on YouTube. Created by "Bryan Boyle".

Time-lapse of a nearly 1000 foot Container Ship arriving and docking in Antwerp, Belgium. This is one of the longer pilotages on this ship's current route and typically takes around 5 hours or more including a pilot changeover.

Filmed using the GoPro Hero 8 Black.

Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

#ships #maritime #antwerp

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Video Pilot 22 WP

22m wavepiercing pilot boat

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Video Singapore Harbour Pilot, “Who We Are”

Singapore Harbour Pilot, “Who We Are”

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