Land and Sea: Sea Harbour Pilots

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Sea Harbour Pilots: the men and women who guide ships into ports, at all hours, in all weather, in places around the Maritimes.

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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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Video Berthing Hamburg port - Pilots' masterpiece

Found on YouTube. Created by "Al Petkov"

"A routine pilot task"

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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

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.

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Video #InternationalWomensDay: Female Harbour Pilot

Found on YouTube. Created by MONEY FM 89.3

Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in 2020. But for some women, the fear of gender discrimination has never stopped them from pursuing their dream and Ms Amelia Pickering, a Harbour Pilot, is one of them.

Inspired by her father, she shares how she started her journey in the Maritime industry and some of the challenges she faced being a female Harbour Pilot.

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Video 8 Hours in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Follow me as I travel around the world working on a container ship!

The mega container ship is alongside Kaohsiung for one day, I had 8 hours off between my watch, so i took the opportunity to explore Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Brought along my drone to take some shots at the beautiful architecture that Taiwan has to offer.

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Article New Pilot Boat DPC Tolka Christened

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Dublin Port Company has officially christened its new Pilot Boat, DPC Tolka, in a short ceremony held at Poolbeg Yacht Club. The state-of-the art vessel arrived in Dublin Port in December.

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Article "The 20,000 TEU Club" - The fleet of the largest container vessels.

by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published

The fleets of container vessels storing more than 20,000 TEU is growing. Today the 20,000 TEU Club includes 69 vessels with a total capacity of 1,495,798 TEU.

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Video In respect of the vessel: Stellar Banner Scuttled Off Brazil

Found on YouTube. Created by "Gabrie Jorge".

Notice by the Editor of Marine-Pilots.com:
"The sight of a sinking ship should always make us humble because it helps us to realize how small man is compared to the thousands of tons of steel a ship is made of - and how pale we are in comparison to the great power of the sea.

Ships may have a soul, as they have names as well...

Their end therefore should make us sad. There´s no fun or joy in watching this.”


The vessel was refloated earlier this month following the removal of approximately 145,000 metric tons of iron ore from the vessel’s holds. Due to the condition of the ship, the decision was made to sink the vessel in deeper waters with any remaining iron ore on board. Authorities said they do not believe the remaining iron ore poses a threat to the marine environment.

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Video What marine pilots can learn from flight safety? Crash of Kobe Bryant.

Found on YouTube. Created by AVweb.

Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in the crash of a chartered Sikorsky S-76B helicopter on January 26th, 2020. This high-profile crash, which killed his daughter Gianna and seven others, is causing a re-examination of how Part 135 helicopters are operated. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli examines the risks.

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Video SAMMON Intro Ships Manoeuvring Predictions

Found on YouTube. Created by "ISSIMS GmbH - Marine Prediction Technology".
SAMMON Introduction into Ships Manoeuvring Prediction
- newly made Video to display the principles of SAMMON

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