Video The historical Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter - Part 1
Many consider the Bristol Channel pilot cutter to be the finest sailing boat design ever. Fast, seaworthy and beautiful to behold, the pilot cutter is the perfect combination of form and function - a thoroughbred perfectly adapted to a life in one of the Britain's most treacherous stretches of water. Sailor and writer Tom Cunliffe explores the life of the pilots and sails a perfectly restored cutter to find out just what drove these men and their wonderful machines.
Article A journey back in time: films of pilotage from 1940 to 1975 (USA, UK and Germany)
by Frank Diegel - published on 18 May 2020
Article National Transportation Safety Board Releases Report Detailing 2018 Allision At Louisiana’s Sunshine Bridge
published on 13 August 2020
On October 11, 2018, the Kristin Alexis was performing fleeting work with a crew of six, including a captain, pilot, and four deckhands (two per shift), at the Cooper Consolidated fleeting facility at Convent located at mile 161.5. About 2300, the Cooper Consolidated dispatcher informed the Kristin Alexis captain that their next job was to move the derrick-type crane barge Mr Ervin upriver to the Cooper Consolidated fleeting facility in Darrow, located at mile 175.
Article Baltic Workboats' PILOT 15 WP has won a Small Pilot Boat Award for 2019
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 January 2020
Video Life At Sea, Pilot Boarding Ship in Rough Weather
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.
Video AIS Track CMA CGM MISSOURI grounding in Suez Canal on Oct. 14 2020
Container ship CMA CGM MISSOURI ran aground in Suez Canal while transiting in southern direction, at around 0930 UTC Oct 14. As of 1745 UTC, probably refloated or moved, several Suez Canal tugs attending. Traffic probably suspended, but it’s not confirmed. No information on what caused grounding.
Container ship CMA CGM MISSOURI, IMO 9679919, dwt 115600, capacity 9448 TEU, built 2016, flag Liberia.
Thanks to Marine Traffic and Nolan Dragon.
Video SWIRE new ship SUVA CHIEF, dangerous swaying rope ladder for pilot disembark
For viewers not familiar with the Swire name, the company is a big conglomerate group with businesses in trading, property and aviation (Cathay Pacific) 00:00 SUVA CHIEF, new ship from Swire Shipping, outbound Hong Kong 太古船務的新船 00:20 the ship is running on the North Asia Express (NAX) routing. 新船負責在北亞快運（NAX）航線 01:15 MSC Venice asking why Suva Chief is slow, and the pilot boat still waiting 後面的船 MSC Venice 問為什麼 Suva Chief 在減速 04:15 Pilot finally leaves the bridge tower 領航員終於離開了橋塔 06:...