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Old clip of tv program showing 72yo pilot "disembarking" from a cargo ship off Porto de Aracaju, in the NE coast of Brazil. After the jump, there is 2-hour-plus swim to get back to the beach. It is in Portuguese, but all will understand...
Article MAIB releases report into grounding and recovery of Thea II in Humber Estuary
published on 21 August 2020
Video Pilot Boat - Carnival Cruise at Port Canaveral
published on 19 September 2019
This is a video of the cruise ship pilot boat that picks up the pilot once he has navigated the ship out of the port. This is a requirement of all cruise ships coming into and leaving out of ports. We also noticed them at the Bahamas. I was able to capture this one on my last cruise leaving out of Port Canaveral... watch as the pilot jumps from the cruise ship to the pilot boat while both are moving! :)
Opinion Suggestions to improve Pilot Ladder Safety
by Nasir Khan - published on 28 June 2021
Article 1,000 ways to secure a Pilot Ladder
by Arie Palmers, Netherlands - published on 10 January 2020
Video Climbing Pilot Ladder - 360° video in all directions
by River Pilot Kris De Decker - published on 5 October 2022
Video Role Of Harbour Pilot - At Sydney Port
published on 4 July 2019
Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS
published on 30 June 2020
This section should give a short introduction to: Operational aspects of AIS Functions and features Human aspects Key Points The AIS transponder unit. Automatic communication. SOLAS requirements. AIS Information sent by ships. Static information update. MMSI Dynamic information update. Voyage related information update. Checking AIS data. BIIT Display Of AIS data. Recommended AIS symbols. Sleeping target symbol. Activated target symbol. Selected target symbol. Dangerous target...