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Article Interview with Marine Pilot Esil Abibula: Crossing the Northwest Passage

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

The Northwest Passage is the approximately 5780 km long sea route that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean north of the American continent. It crosses the Arctic Ocean and its marginal seas as well as the associated sea lanes through the Canadian-Arctic archipel ago.

Roald Amundsen made his first complete successfully crossing in 1903-1906 via the route discovered by John Rae through the James Ross Strait, Rae Strait and Simpson Strait on the small ship Gjøa.

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Video Volvo Penta – Mighty Jobs – Piloting the Arctic seas of Norway

In this episode of Mighty Jobs we meet the piloting crew of Buksér og Berging in Tromsø, Norway. Their Volvo Penta-powered piloting boat covers around 42,000 nautical miles every year. That’s the equivalent of traveling around the world twice. The Volvo Penta IPS system makes it possible to pilot ships under all weather conditions.

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Video PSA Marine - Straits Piloting and Navigational Audit

In Singapore, only PSA Marine's Straits Pilots met the high standard certification criteria set by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and have been awarded with the Straits Pilot Certificate. Hence, only PSA Marine's Straits Pilots are certified to provide Voluntary Pilotage Services in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

Only PSA Marine can provide a seamless transit to/from the rendezvous point and any destinations in Singapore.

Since 2001, PSA Marine has been providing marine advisory services round-the-clock.

PSA Marine’s Straits Pilots are also practising Harbour Pilots at the Port of Singapore and they hold MPA’s highest class of pilotage licence.

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Video Berthing Bulk carrier Ince Ilgaz - Drone video

Found on YouTube. Created by Airdrone RO.

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Video The life of a Deep Sea Pilot by Roger Francis

Found on YouTube. Created by "Blagdon Local History Society".

The fascinating tale told by Roger Francis about his life at sea and ultimately as a Deep Sea Pilot. The explanation in detail of the terrific responsibilities comes with tales of daring-do, near misses and other peoples' disasters. Roger's personal tale takes him from kiddy to cadet and from 3rd Mate to Master before he became a Deep Sea Pilot guiding shipping on the busiest shipping thoroughfare in the world - the Dover Straits. On top of this, there is love interest and action in war zones. Also how to navigate a 25knot Hovercraft Ferry in a complete blanket of fog to reach the exact landing spot within two three yards more than 25miles away. Could this be a career for you?

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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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Video VLCC Collision & Propeller Fouling

Found on YouTube. Created by "Maritime Trainer".
Learn from other accidents. Watch an accurate reenactment of a collision involving an undisclosed VLCC tanker.

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Video Pilot Boat Orion

Found on YouTube. Created by "Professional BoatBuilder".

Watch Orion, one of the two new boats of Jacobsen Pilot Service in Long Beach, Calif. in action. Designed by Tim Nolan Marine Design of Port Townsend, Wash., these boats with waterjet propulsion were built from composite materials at Nordlund Boat Company in Tacoma, Wash. Video courtesy of John Harris.

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Article 1,000 Combinations around - Which one is correct?

by Arie Palmers, Netherlands - published

Before you, you see my third article on pilot boarding arrangements. After my two previous articles ‘1000 ways to secure a pilot ladder’ and ‘1000 ladders around’, I have received a lot of feedback and also questions to get deeper into the matter of combinations and embarkation platforms.

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