"The Port Pilot" by Richard Blanco - Read by Tom Wilson
published on 30 April 2020 - 144
The Port Pilot, by Richard Blanco. In _Looking for The Gulf Motel_, 2012, University of Pittsburgh Press.
Article "Ship's Pilot" - A poem by Gaylen K. Bunker
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 13 February 2020
Video Working as Maritime Pilot | Documentary
A short documentary film made by Charlie Chambers about the harbor pilots in Falmouth Cornwall. He´s always been interested in seeing the different ships coming and going and astonished by how little most people know about them, even though as an island nation we are dependant on shipping. This film is a little insight into what goes on just offshore 24hrs a day, 365 days a year
Video Time Lapse: Pilotage of an inbound LNG Carrier, Port of Rotterdam
Time Lapse Video: An inbound LNG carrier arrives at the Port of Rotterdam. At sea, in the Eurogeul channel, two maritime pilots have joined the vessel. Between the breakwaters four harbour tugs (Smit Harbour Towage) make fast to assist her manoeuvre. In the Beerkanaal channel the LNG carrier is stopped and swung before entering the Nijlhaven harbour. While approaching LNG Jetty 1 the ship's mooring lines are taken ashore by mooringboats (Koninklijke Roeiers Vereeniging Eendracht).
Pilot Robert Blonk.
Opinion Pilotage Wisdom
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 1 September 2020
Video Le Havre France Pilot Boarding on Merchant Ship NYK Orion
Video Pilot Embarkation - Gangway Access - Unsafe Practice at Sea CHIRP Maritime Safety
The hazards of Pilot boarding
Throughout 2016, the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) held a safety campaign focused upon the standard of pilot ladders and associated equipment. CHIRP supported this campaign and received many reports on the subject.
This first report describes issues concerning pilot access near
the non-parallel ends of a ship, and use of a retractable platform.