A day in the life of a TasPorts' Marine Pilot

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Region: Tasmania
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Video by Tasmanian Ports Corporation

TasPorts' Marine Pilot Nick Hess recently produced a video from footage our crews have captured around Tasmania.

The video provides an amazing insight into the work TasPorts’ Marine Pilots undertake every day around the state - an essential part of the business that not many people get the opportunity to see.

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (TasPorts)

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Video History: Helicopter Transport Elbe River-Pilot (1961)

Found on YouTube. Created by "British Pathé"
Unissued / Unused material -

Hamburg, West Germany (FDR - Federal Republic of Germany).

German helicopters are used to carry river boat pilots to where they are needed.

Big CU Helicopter pilot talking into mouthpiece. Aerial view from helicopter of boat below. MS as the helicopter comes in and lands on deck of the ship. Various shots as pilot is picked up from lightship and flown off in helicopter. LS From bridge of ship as helicopter flies overhead. CU Small bird sitting on capstan.

(f.g.) Old record suggests material dates from around 27/04/1961.
FILM ID:3032.14

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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Article Tonci Regjo: Split Harbour Pilot

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Text and photos by Tonci Regjo
Pilot for the Split Harbour

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Article Shiphandling at shipyards, never a dull moment...

by Marine Pilot Luis Vale, Portugal - published

Drydocking or undocking is always a difficult task, particularly with a “dead” vessel (no power/propulsion) and the wind blowing on the ship's side.

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Article Interview with Marine Pilot Esil Abibula: Crossing the Northwest Passage

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

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.

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Video Accident during embarking: Pilot's foot crushes

Video upload on 02/01/2020 by TVBS NEWS

We do not put videos of accidents on our website out of voyeurism. We would like to point out that the work of a pilot is always dangerous, especially when embarking and disembarking!

These incidents should be a warning. It can hit anyone out of carelessness.
Dear pilots, please always be mindful and always think of your safety!

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Video Cork Pilot Boat ‘Failte’ Approaches Brittany Ferries ‘Pont-Aven’ During Cork Harbour Departure

Found on YouTube. Created by "eyeballspopping". Recorded on 2020-10-03.

Impressive to see how the Cork Pilot boat ‘Fáilte’ draws parallel to the bow of the moving Brittany Ferries ferry ‘Pont-Aven’, as it departs Cork harbour on a warm sunny afternoon, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. Cork harbour is a beautiful place, with plenty of stunning views to enjoy, while departing for the open sea, enroute to Roscoff, France. This particular sailing was very enjoyable, though quiet, due to coping with the Corona virus, which was managed excellently onboard. The ‘Pont-Aven’ is a lovely ferry boat, resulting in a very pleasant trip.
From the Cork Pilots website: The Port of Cork Company is responsible for pilotage. Pilotage is compulsary for all vessels in the area between Number 20 Buoy in the Lower Harbour and the quays at Cork. For vessels exceeding 130m in length pilotage is compulsary from 2.5 miles off Roches Point
http://corkpilots.com/joomla/
From the Brittany Ferries website: Ireland to France by luxury ferry. Sail from Ireland to France with Brittany Ferries' on our Cork to Roscoff ferry route. Depart on a Saturday afternoon aboard our flagship, Pont-Aven, to arrive Sunday morning. From March 2020 onwards there are sailings twice a week with an additional sailing on Wednesday afternoons aboard Armorique. Aboard Pont-Aven, you'll enjoy a choice of comfortable cabins, restaurants, shops and entertainments including a swimming pool and leisure area - the ferry crossing really will feel like part of your holiday!
Overnight ferry departures once a week rising to twice a week from March 2021
Afternoon sailings taking 14 to 15 hours
Sail aboard our flagship, Pont-Aven, or Armorique
A great choice of comfortable cabins
With excellent access to local road networks driving to Cork and Roscoff ports is easy. Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village with pretty restaurants lining the quay and plenty of tourist attractions including a botanical gardens and a century old Thalassotherapy Institute where the seawater and seaweed are used for healing and relaxation therapies.
https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferries-france/cork-roscoff

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Article Unconfirmed reports say a pilot boat collided with the container ship GODSPEED in Taipei, Taiwan.

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Apparently there were two crew members on board, but no pilot. One of crew was recovered and declared dead, another one, skipper of the boat, is missing.

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Article Gladding-Hearn Builds New Class of Launch for Maryland Pilots

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

SOMERSET, Mass, − December 18, 2019 – The Association of Maryland Pilots has ordered a new class of pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Called the “Baltimore Class” after the pilots’ base of operations at the Port of Baltimore, the vessel’s delivery is scheduled for April 2021.

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Video Ro-ro cargo ship"Festivo" struck pier at Ceuta, Spain while berthing

Found on YouTube. Created by "Highlight"

Ro-ro cargo ship FESTIVO struck pier at Ceuta while berthing on arrival from Algeciras, at around 1300 UTC Jul 6. Cause of accident unknown, both ship’s bow and pier sustained damages.

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