Video

The life of a Deep Sea Pilot by Roger Francis


published on 15 November 2020 333 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "Blagdon Local History Society".
The fascinating tale told by Roger Francis about his life at sea and ultimately as a Deep Sea Pilot. The explanation in detail of the terrific responsibilities comes with tales of daring-do, near misses and other peoples' disasters. Roger's personal tale takes him from kiddy to cadet and from 3rd Mate to Master before he became a Deep Sea Pilot guiding shipping on the busiest shipping thoroughfare in the world - the Dover Straits. On top of this, there is love interest and action in war zones. Also how to navigate a 25knot Hovercraft Ferry in a complete blanket of fog to reach the exact landing spot within two three yards more than 25miles away. Could this be a career for you?
USA
What's your opinion on this?
Login or register to write comments and join the discussion!
Read more...

Video Look at Life - Strait of Dover - World's Busiest Shipping Lane

published on 18 March 2021

This is another documentary in the Look at Life Vol One - Transport series called - Strait of Dover - A closer look at the 750 ships that pass through the five-mile wide shipping channel every day from June 1967.

0

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

Let us start a journey back in time. Back to the black and white films of history. The times have changed, but it is good to know what kind of things have changed and where are the roots of pilotage.

0

Video Look at Life - Pilot Aboard 1963

published on 17 December 2019

Look at Life Vol 01 Transport Pilot Aboard 1963
The story of Britain's pilotage services.

0

Article Roberta Coppa (Fedepiloti): "There are still too many gender prejudices in our world".

by ShipMag.it - published on 9 March 2021

Roberta Cotta and Teresa Matarese are the only two women in the Italian Federation of Harbour Pilots (Fedepiloti) team of 212 professionals.

0

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!

0

Video Northwest passage

published on 4 July 2019

Northwest passage

0

Video History: Helicopter Transport Elbe River-Pilot (1961)

published on 18 May 2020

Unissued / Unused material - Hamburg, West Germany (FDR - Federal Republic of Germany). German helicopters are used to carry river boat pilots to where they are needed. Big CU Helicopter pilot talking into mouthpiece. Aerial view from helicopter of boat below. MS as the helicopter comes in and lands on deck of the ship. Various shots as pilot is picked up from lightship and flown off in helicopter. LS From bridge of ship as helicopter flies overhead. CU Small bird sitting on capstan. (f.g....

0

Article Command or Control?

by Capt. Gürhan Aktürk - published on 27 October 2019

“Piloting the vessels was there since there was a sea transportation” This is one of the most popular and might be most proud phrase for pilots. During the maritime history, piloting the vessels evolved in many aspects, however main core is never changed; trustworthy colleague from neighbourhood will be close by for safe passage.

0

Video Pilotage in Malaysia

published on 27 January 2022

#pelindo #pelabuhan #pelaut #kapal #maritime #Sungai siak #indahkiat #Perawang #Peakanbaru

0

Article Publication of the Brazilian Pilots' Association - Rumos Práticos 59

published on 20 October 2021

Publication of the Brazilian Maritime Pilots' Association - Rumos Práticos 59
In this edition of Rumos Práticos, we made a concerted effort to address safety, both in pilot embarkation/disembarkation and in port projects.

0