A Day in the life of a Port Pilot
published on 4 July 2019 - 218
This what a normal work day looks like for a port pilot.
A 24 hour shift shown in 11 minutes.
Recorded in Santa Marta, Colombia.
Video 24/7 pilot - Nederlands Loodswezen - Dutch maritime pilots
• The Dutch pilots offer a contribution to the safe and quick pilotage of ships to and from the Dutch ports and the Flemish ports on the Scheldt River. Each year, they assist about 100,000 ships.
• Loodswezen aims to play a leading role by excelling in terms of service provision, training and education, efficiency, technology and customer satisfaction.
• The highly-trained maritime pilots and other staff members work closely together to ensure safe and efficient operations in all circumstances
Prince of Seas -- Noord / North
MSC Aurora -- Scheldemonden / River Scheldt
NYK Arcadia -- Rotterdam - Rijnmond
AIDAmar -- Amsterdam - IJmuiden
Video BC Coast Pilots "We Are The Coast Pilots"
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 "The Port Pilot" by Richard Blanco - Read by Tom Wilson
Video Delaware River Pilots - 2013
Found on YouTube. Created by "chickenparm".
A story I shot on the Delaware river pilots, very cool people who have a very important job. Every cargo ship that has to get anywhere up the Delaware River gets a pilot delivered to it while in the Delaware Bay, who guides it up through the narrow shoals
Article A contempt for pilot safety and total disregard for the contents of the SOLAS Convention.
by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published on 4 October 2019
Video New Pilot Boat arrives at Dublin Port
On December 1st 2019 Dublin Port received a delivery of a new Pilot Boat - DPC Tolka.
This 1,195 horsepower 17.1m Orc vessel with a 5.3m Beam & Range 150 can reach greater distances and will allow Dublin Port’s highly skilled marine pilots to board larger ships in all weathers.
DPC Tolka has allowed Dublin Port to upgrade equipment in line with customer investment in new ships and additional capacity on existing routes.
Designed by French Naval Architect Pantocarene for both fuel efficiency and performance in challenging weather conditions, DPC Tolka features the latest navigational and safety equipment on board, including a dedicated Pilot workstation in the wheelhouse and hydraulic Man Overboard Recovery Platform at the stern.
Video Pilot cutter transfer journey in force six winds
Found on YouTube. Created by portoflondon.
Estuary Services crew Andrew Howland (coxswain) and Wayne Goldfinch (deckhand) transferring PLA pilot, Stephen Ford on an approx. eight-mile trip from Ramsgate to board the tanker Songa Breeze at the NE Goodwin pilot boarding ‘diamond’. Departing at 0955 on 20 April 2020, they steered an easterly course to reach the ship by 1030. Weather: wind North Easterly F6, sea state moderate to rough, visibility 10 nautical miles.
Edit: Theo Albanis, Port of London Authority
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