Columbia River Bar Pilots Helicopter Operations

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Region: Columbia River Bar
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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.

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Article Blackcomb Helicopters doing precision work

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Video from Rob Munday Hoist Operator/Instructor at Blackcomb Helicopters & SR3 Rescue Concepts

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Video Pilot transfer 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 A Pilot Underway To Work

Found on YouTube. Created by "The Rotterdam Pilot"

It’s not always calm seas, helicopters and fast speedboats. In the third weekend storm this year, the pilot embarks MV VERA D by fast launch craft of the Pilot Station Vessel PROCYON. It takes professional teamwork by Pilotboat crew, the ship VERA D and VTS to board these ships in the harshest conditions in a violent Northsea. Well done and thanks to all players involved!

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Video Departing Miami on Norwegian Sky & Pilot Boat

Found on YouTube.Created by Frestyle Travelers

It is time to depart Miami on our 5 Day Florida & Bahamas cruise aboard Norwegian Sky - follow along as we pass South Beach and watch the pilot leave the ship and head back to Miami!

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Video Pilot view disembarking Paranaguá-Pilot

Found on YouTube. Created by "Sailor Sushil PC".

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Video How Biggest Ship Crosses STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR in bad weather | Navigation Bridge Of Ship |

Found on YouTube. Created by "Karanvir Singh Nayyar".

This video includes how we transit STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR on the biggest ship in the world (EMMA MAERSK)
I have included some bridge procedures we are required to carry out PRE-ARRIVAL and how MASTER-PILOT exchange is carried out .

For aspiring sailors , do watch the whole video as you will learn how life at sea works , the challenges we face and the pros and cons of merchant navy .

I conduct Q&A session on my Instagram account, so don't forget to follow me there too

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Video Ship berthing in Durban, South Africa. Pilot comes via Helicopter.

Found on YouTube. Created by The Anumanify.


This is a video about a ship berthing in Durban, a beautiful city in South Africa. I made a musical timelapse and wanted to share this with you.
Hope you enjoy the video and please do leave feedback, and also like, share & subscribe.

The music used in the video is - 'Dreams Pt. II by Lost Sky'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7kF4...

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Video Elizabeth Marami is the first female marine pilot in East Africa

Found on YouTube. Created by "K24 TV".

Kenyans will on Tuesday celebrate the 6th Mashujaa Day to honour the sacrifices and achievements of various individuals in contributing to the welfare of society and the nation at large. In our continuing series of K24 Mashujaa we spotlight a middle aged woman in Mombasa who has beaten all odds to become East Africa's only female marine pilot. Mercy Milanoi spent the day with Elizabeth Marami in the high seas and tells us how she is scaling the heights in a male dominated field.

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