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Video Watch our weekend video to relax: "Boat Stories - The Bideford Pilot"

Found on YouTube. Created by "North Devon Moving Image".

The Bideford Pilot with Roger Hoad & the crew of Two Rivers II

A short film about the Bideford Pilot. Part of the Boat Stories North Devon series.

Note the calm and skilful team work as the pilot boat crew head out night and day, winter and summer over the notorious Bideford bar to meet big ships out at sea, get the pilot on board and escort the ships safely up river into Bideford, Appledore or Yelland harbour.

Filmed & edited by Matt Biggs - Artaura Productions. Music composed & produced by Tom Watkins - Yard 1 Studios. Directed & produced by Jo Stewart-Smith

This is part of the Boat Stories North Devon project www.boatstories.co.uk supported by www.northdevonimage.org.uk.

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Article New Study: "An evaluation of fatigue factors in maritime pilot work scheduling"

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Maritime piloting operations involve on-call work schedules that may lead to sleep loss and circadian misalignment. The study documented pilot work scheduling practices.

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Article Safer shipping over ice

by Drift + Noise GmbH - published

Every ship transporting goods to, from or through the Arctic wants to find the fastest and safest way through or around the ice. Even service ice breakers save considerable amounts of time and fuel when they choose an easy path through the ice opposed to a straight path.

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Video History: Lightship (1950)

Found on YouTube. Created by "British Pathé"

Goodwin Sands, Kent.

M/S bows of Trinity House ship "Ready". L/S "Tongue" lightship at sunset. Panning M/S from side to front of service ship (deck level). M/S lightship. M/S bridge of service ship, lightship passes. L/S two ships, pan to lightship.

C/U ship's telegraph coming to "stop". M/S seaman pulls fresh water hose to lightship. L/S deck of service ship, general activity. C/U provisions waiting to be transported to lightship. M/S men passing food between ships. L/S side of service ship, men watching. C/U hose connected, pan up to lightship. C/U officer on service ship.

C/U officer on lightship waving, pan to service ship pulling away. C/U seaman on lightship. M/S on lightship, sailor W. Brown, climbs ladder to lamp. M/S inside tower, sailor switches on lamp, pan to gears. C/U gears. M/S swinging lamp. Various shots light mirrors revolving. L/S moon over water.

Inside lightship. Various shots of seamen relaxing playing cards, smoking and chatting. M/S lightship master operating radio. Night shot revolving lamp.
FILM ID:1371.3

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Video Pivot Point Demo - HS Wismar

Found on YouTube. Created by "ISSIMS GmbH - Marine Prediction Technology".
SAMMON Lecturing Video describing
"Pivot Point Demonstration"

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SAMMON - the IDEAL tool to identify manoeuvring capabilities of a ship - SAMMON - learning the EFFECTIVE way

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Video Departure Bremen Port, Germany | Pilot on the Bridge | Pilot Boat Swath

Found on YouTube. Created by "marinerong turagsoy"

Editors note:
Pilot Boat "Döse" built by A&R

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Article Our Book Recommendations on Marine-Pilots.com

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Books about pilotage, mooring, shiphandling, tugs & Co,

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Video SWATH Pilot Boat Wangeroog

Found on YouTube. Created by "kwyn clarion".

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Video Pilot Boat "Galveston" in Galveston Bay

Found on YouTube. Created by TTVClips.

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