Video The Maryland Pilots between 1950-1965 (a journey through time)
published on 26 March 2020
The Maryland Pilots have guided ships to and from Baltimore since the 1700's. They have been chartered as an organization since 1852. This is an edited except from films about the Pilots shot between 1950-1965 for the Port that Built a City and State. The original films are in the archives of the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Video Interview with a Bar Pilot 2014 (Mississippi, USA)
published on 29 October 2020
Video Welcome to Driver's Ed...For Supertankers
published on 2 October 2019
It turns out that supertankers and cruise ships have valets. They're called maritime pilots, and they're among the most elite ship handlers in the world. So where does one go to learn how to park the largest ships in the world? To the Maritime Pilots Institute in Covington, La. There, they use mini-versions of the behemoth boats to teach the basics. All aboard!
Video Great insight: Panama Canal Transit
published on 4 November 2021
Opinion Should the Captain go down with the ship?
by Melvin Mathews - published on 10 November 2020
Article 2022: A large vessel is to cross an ocean autonomously
published on 10 January 2022
Video Recommendation: Pilot Boarding Ship in Rough Weather in HD
published on 23 May 2020
A maritime pilot, marine pilot, harbor pilot, bar pilot, or simply pilot, is a sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths. They are navigational experts possessing knowledge of the particular waterway such as its depth, currents, and hazards.