Angostura Inglesa ("English Narrows")
published on 12 June 2020
2 48° South 074° West
"Angostura Inglesa" is, without a doubt, the most important natural obstacle in navigating the South American channels, as it is a winding step that requires two changes of course close to 90 °, subject to a tidal regime and Considerable currents, which is also affected by the frequent bad times of the Gulf of Penas, forces sailors to face it with caution and take adequate security measures.
Opinion Comment of Harry Klenner: Harbour pilots and climate change
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 16 June 2020
Comment of Harry Klenner (Presidente de la Asociación Chilena de Prácticos de Puerto): Nowadays, apart from having to take measures to avoid contagion with the Covid-19, port pilots have to consider another factor that has become present on the planet and which, by the way, our country has not been unaware of.
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.
Article Challenges in the world’s largest pilot station - pilot services in Brazil
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 10 June 2020
The 160 pilots allotted to the PZ are distributed in eight pilot companies responsible for attending ships that seek the ports or terminals of Santana (AP), Munguba (PA), Santarém (PA), Trombetas (PA), Juruti (PA) and Itacoatiara (AM), as they sail upriver (against the current).
Video Being a Marine Pilot - Meet Neil Crysler, BC Coast Pilot
Found on YouTube. Created by "True calling"
Meet Neil Crysler, a Licenced ship Pilot with the BC Coast Pilots, a company consisting of approximately 105 licensed marine pilots who work with the Pacific Pilotage Authority to keep the British Columbia Coast line safe and healthy. Neil takes pride in his fast paced life as a pilot. His work allows him to be on the water, getting large international tankers safely down our coast line. His work keeps him on his feet, sometimes sending him up the coast at a moment’s notice. Neil has found his True Calling on the waters of BC, where will you find yours?
Article Pilots and ship´s Captains
by Marine Pilot Luis Vale, Portugal - published on 23 August 2019
Lately there has been a considerable increase in opinions of seagoing ship´s masters complaining about pilotage services, expressed whether as LinkedIn articles and comments or in some reputable industry magazines.
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.
Video Grounding of Orient Centaur
On 6 November 2017, the fully laden, mini cape-size dry bulk carrier Orient Centaur was transiting the South Channel, Weipa, Queensland, outbound under the conduct of harbour pilots as part of a trial introduction of this size of ship to the port. While in the South Channel, the ship’s main engine shut down due to a loss of water from a cracked engine cooling component, and propulsion was lost. Shortly after, the ship grounded on the northern batter of the channel. The stern then slowly swung across the channel and grounded on the southern batter.
Under the guidance of the harbour pilots, three tugs were used to successfully refloat the ship. The ship was subsequently towed out of the channel to an anchorage. Surveys conducted over the following days identified that the ship did not sustain any damage.
Opinion New article by The Standard Club: "Remote pilotage - perspective and risks to consider"
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 June 2020
Published on 5th June 2020. Author Capt. John Dolan says: "We would not recommend remote pilotage when the ship is berthing or unberthing. These operations require the presence and advice of an experienced pilot who has extensive local knowledge and who is usually assisted by port tugs."
Video SIMULATION / MANEUVER OF APPROACH AND MOORING to "TIMBUES" HARBOUR" (BRM - P) BRM Course for #Pilots
These images show a Navigation drill (SIMULATION) of approach and mooring to one of the Harbours of the Paraná River - "TIMBUES" Harbour (Management and Resources of the Navigation Bridge for Pilots) - (BRM - P) in charge of the Paraná Harbours Pilot, Captain Mr. Diego SCHOTTENHEIM. Exercise carried out in the Navigation Bridge Simulator of the Maritime and Riverine Research and Training Canter (MRRTC), Autonomous City of Buenos Aires #Argentine on March 12, 2019, since 14:50 till 15:55 local time.