Columbia River Bar Pilots Helicopter Operations

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Region: Columbia River Bar
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Pilot boarding

Rotorcraft Pro gives an inside look at Brim Aviation's Columbia River Bar Pilots helicopter ops. CRBP uses an AW109SP to hoist ship captains onto ships crossing the dangerous river bar in Astoria, OR. This is part of a written/photo feature in the September 2015 issue of Rotorcraft Pro Magazine.

Columbia River Bar Pilots

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Video Pilot tranfer by helicopter

This is a video I had captured off U.S Coast from a merchant vessel as the Pilot was transferred from our Ship to Shore via Helicopter.

All recordings were done using N8 (unbelievable clarity!)

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Video Helicoptertransfer from Pilot Station Vessel PROCYON

Found on YouTube. Created by The Rotterdam Pilot

During high wind conditions it is sometimes required to transfer pilots from the Pilot Station Vessels to incoming ships. In this case the NHV Dauphin Helicopter came to collect a pilot an d luggage form the PROCYON at Maascenter pilot station.

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Video Pilot Boarding via Helicopter

Found on YouTube. Created by REAL TALK

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Video Ship piloting in pandemic times in Santa Marta, Colombia

Found on YouTube. Created by Guille Rodriguez on 04/04/2020.

It has been 1 month since the 1st case of coronavirus in the country. All airports were shut down, and mandatory confinement was issued 10 days ago. Nevertheless, Maritime shipping must continue (except for tourist related). The means that us pilots must continue with our duties despite the risks involved with all the ships' crews arriving from different countries. So we need to take all safety measures possible.

This particular maneuver was unberthing a chemical tanker, in loaded condition, the "Maersk Borneo", which is a mid size tanker with a bow thruster and a fixed pitch prop. I used 2 tugs fast on the port side, backed her out of the basin and turned her to port. Captain and crew were very professional.

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Video Pilot boarding ship - ice bound harbour.

An innovative technique to board a sailing ship without any loss of time.

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Article Rope snapped: Marine Pilot accident in Durban, South Africa.

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

A 35-year-old male sea pilot of the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) fell into the sea from a crude oil tanker near the N Shed Wharf in the port of Durban. A rope of the pilot ladder is said to have snapped for an undetermined reason when the man disembarked while leaving the crude oil tanker which was leaving the port of Durban.

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Video A Busy Day on Pilot Boat Rodwell

Found on YouTube. Created by "Welsh on Walkabout"

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Video Crazy Pilot Boarding when the vessel is rolling heavy

What a dangerous situation. Never seen that before.

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Video Meet Captain Lyle Donovan, a San Diego Bay pilot with the San Diego Bay Pilots Association

May is Maritime Month at the Port of San Diego and we are proud to highlight some of our hardworking men and women of the Working Waterfront. Meet Captain Lyle Donovan, a San Diego Bay pilot with the San Diego Bay Pilots Association. His work consists of guiding ships in and out of San Diego Bay in a safe and efficient manner. A typical day includes guiding a 650-foot car carrying vessel or a 950-foot cruise ship into San Diego Bay. This entails boarding the vessels by climbing up a ladder, often in very rough seas and usually when it’s still dark out. The Port of San Diego thanks Captain Donovan and his fellow pilots for their hard work. To read more about the importance of the maritime industry, visit portofsandiego.org/maritimemonth

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Article Product Pirates risk the lives of Marine Pilots!

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

PTR Holland® are aware that certain parties have copied and supply, low-quality imitations of our rope ladders through several ship-chandlers in Rotterdam, Houston, Greece and in Turkey.

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