Article Update: "Strength of Pilot Ladders and Intermediate Securing of Pilot Ladders"
by Capt. Troy Evans - published on 2 November 2020
An investigation into actual strength of ladders and intermediate securing methods used.
Capt. and Marine Pilot Troy Evans (New Zealand) decided to look into pilot ladder strength and intermediate securing arrangements after MNZ put out what he felt was a confusing and unclear document about securing of pilot ladders.
Video Pilot Boat Draco. Port of Rotterdam, February 23, 2020.
published on 1 April 2020
Video Example of Covid-19 protection in India (Pilot Boat)
published on 2 July 2020
Video Japan Federation of Pilots' Associations (partly animated)
published on 23 June 2021
Article The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre Delivers Joint Training to Houston Pilots and G&H Towing Tug Masters
by Maritime Simulation Resource Centre (MSRC) - published on 21 October 2019
Video Polaris - Pilot Boat
published on 14 October 2021
Vessel's details: IMO: 9496915 Name: POLARIS Vessel Type - Generic: Pilot Vessel Vessel Type - Detailed: Special Vessel Status: Active MMSI: 245142000 Call Sign: PBZN Flag: Netherlands [NL] Gross Tonnage: 2501 Summer DWT: 890 t Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 81.2 x 13.3 m Year Built: 2012 Home Port: ROTTERDAM Geo location: 51.980840, 4.112364
Video The new Bermuda pilot boat (2011)
published on 29 August 2020
This is the new Bermuda pilot/SAR boat 'St. David'. Its intended to operate up to 30miles off the island in the open north Atlantic but capable of going much further. She is a Gladding Hearn built, all weather 61' aluminum hull capable of about 30kts. She replaces a 23 year old pilot boat with the same name.