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2019 Marine Notice regarding pilot transfer arrangements


published on 3 June 2020 229 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "Steering Mariners".
This video explains what is a Marine Notice and discusses the recently issued (2019) marine notice regarding pilot transfer arrangements.
Mariners appearing for oral examinations will benefit from watching this video.
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