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The Boats That Built Britain - The Pilot Cutter - Part 2


published on 8 September 2020 85

Found on YouTube. Created by "Boat Yard".
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.
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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.

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by Frank Diegel - published on 18 May 2020

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The story of Britain's pilotage services.

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published on 13 August 2020

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Video Pilot 17 WP

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Article Baltic Workboats' PILOT 15 WP has won a Small Pilot Boat Award for 2019

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 January 2020

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Video Life At Sea, Pilot Boarding Ship in Rough Weather

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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.

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Video SWIRE new ship SUVA CHIEF, dangerous swaying rope ladder for pilot disembark

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