History: Pilot Ahoy! (1940). A pathetone special
published on 18 May 2020
The good old times: 1940. Found on YouTube. Created by "British Pathé"
Titles read: "PILOT AHOY! A PATHETONE SPECIAL"
New York, United States of America.
Good aerial views of dozens of merchant ships entering New York's harbour. Various shots of life aboard a New York pilot cutter. The pilot is rowed out to a merchant ship, goes aboard and then is picked up again. Apprentice pilots on board a training ship scrub the decks, lower a rowing boat over the side and study charts with a senior pilot to become familiar with the harbour.
A pilot boards a luxury liner. Good shots of the New York skyline as the pilot issues instructions to take the liner out of the harbour. He is collected by a launch. General view of a pilot ship on the water.
Article A journey back in time: films of pilotage from 1940 to 1975 (USA, UK and Germany)
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 18 May 2020
Let us start a journey back in time. Back to the black and white films of history. The times have changed, but it is good to know what kind of things have changed and where are the roots of pilotage.
Video Look at Life - Pilot Aboard 1963
Look at Life Vol 01 Transport Pilot Aboard 1963
The story of Britain's pilotage services.
Video The Maryland Pilots between 1950-1965 (a journey through time)
Found on YouTube. Posted by WickleinGroup
The Maryland Pilots have guided ships to and from Baltimore since the 1700's. They have been chartered as an organization since 1852. This is an edited except from films about the Pilots shot between 1950-1965 for the Port that Built a City and State. The original films are in the archives of the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Video Safety video shows why you should fit lifejacket crotch straps!
Found on YouTube. Created by RNLI.
No giggling, we’re serious about crotch straps at the RNLI. Why? Because crotch straps make your lifejacket perform better and keep you safer for longer.
Our top tips for fitting your lifejacket crotch straps:
1. Always fit the crotch straps securely.
2. If you end up in the water, tighten the straps to take up any slack. Remember, correctly adjusted crotch straps will help keep your head above water.
Get more water safety advice at: http://bit.ly/RNLIcheckBA
Video Amazing drone video: Berthing a 230m Bulker in Puerto Brisas (Colombia)
Found on YouTube. Created by Guille Rodriguez on 09/12/2020
Using two, 66TBP tugs to assist in berthing the 90,000 GT bulker “Jin Weng Feng”. The port is “Puerto Brisas” at La Guajira, Colombia. The vessel is turned to port just outside the berth limits due to limited room in the basin with enough depth. Then she’s backed in.
Opinion Harbor Pilots, the Boeing 737 MAX and Automation
by Capt. Jim Wright , Southwest Alaska Pilots Association (retired) - published on 5 March 2020
The debate is whether highly skilled pilots could have successfully overcome the recent Boeing 737 MAX computer deficiencies. Will this question eventually be relevant to harbor pilot skills?
Video Those Who Serve: Columbia River bar pilots risk their lives to guide cargo ships
Found on YouTube. Created by KGW News. (08/02/2019)
Columbia River Bar Pilots risk their lives every day and night to keep cargo ships moving across the dangerous Columbia River Bar. They work in any weather and help protect the environment by making sure the big ships do not crash on their way in or out of the river.
Find KGW News online: https://www.kgw.com/
Article IMPA is hosting examples of best practice and protocols during Covid-19 times
by IMPA - International Maritime Pilots’ Association - published on 26 March 2020
IMPA has published examples of best practice together with a letter from Capt. Simon Pelletier, President of IMPA.
Video Maritime Training: Man Overboard! Training Video
Found on YouTube. Created by "Maritime Training Services".
Visit https://www.maritimetraining.com to purchase the full-length version. Produced by Maritime Training Services.