Columbia River Bar Pilots Helicopter Operations
published on 17 December 2019 - 175
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.
Video Helicoptertransfer from Pilot Station Vessel PROCYON
Opinion Pilot Ladder - The Weakest Link in Marine Pilotage
by Capt. Santosha K Naya - published on 10 August 2020
Pilot transfer arrangement is a sensitive topic to be discussed among the pilot’s fraternity. Although ships are designed and operated with compliance to the SOLAS requirements in all respects including the pilot transfer arrangements, there has been numerous deficiencies observed related to pilot transfer arrangements. The small deficiencies from the part of ships cause life threatening accidents for pilots and sometimes to the ship staff themselves. There are many instances of defective ladder and complacency in proper rigging of ladders has been reported almost every day in different parts of the world. Many pilots lost their life, severely injured for life and face many minor to major accidents. The latest incident being the Capt. Timothy Murray of Sandy hooks Pilot.
Video Life at Sea - Pilot
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Video Marine Pilot Boarding Passenger Vessel Oosterdam
Video Maritime Pilot embarking a Bulk Carrier with a 8,95 freeboard.
Article Harwich Haven Authority applies for extension of pilotage area
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 September 2020
Following a review Harwich Haven Authority (the Authority), in its role as a Competent Harbour Authority (CHA), has applied to the Department for Transport (the Department) to extend its existing area of voluntary pilotage to include the western most areas of Hamford Water and Oakley Creek in the area known as the Walton Backwaters.