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Columbia River pilots consider safety changes after Baltimore bridge collapse


published on 4 April 2024 1290 -

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After the bridge collapse in Baltimore, Columbia River pilots are looking at their safety measures to prevent another tragedy.

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Captain Robert de Roos Loodswezen Rotterdam - Rijnmond, Netherlands
on 11 April 2024, 16:17 UTC

First of all, i´m not a pilot on the mentioned river.... But, for bigger/heavy vessels one should consider taking the tugs on the centre lead fore and aft, escorting the vessel until the situation is clear. The aft tug can be used to control the speed and the one on the bow to tow if need be. My thoughts are with the relatives of the people who passed away, but also with the pilots involved.
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