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The life of a Deep Sea Pilot by Roger Francis


published on 15 November 2020 531 -

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?
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published on 18 March 2021

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Article A journey back in time: films of pilotage from 1940 to 1975 (USA, UK and Germany)

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Video Look at Life - Pilot Aboard 1963

published on 17 December 2019

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Video Time Lapse: Pilotage of an inbound LNG Carrier, Port of Rotterdam

published on 6 July 2019

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Video LuxSpace ESAIL Packaging and Shipment

published on 16 September 2020

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This article was first published back in February 2022: According to the International Group of P & I Clubs’ “Report on P&I claims involving vessels under pilotage 1999-2019”, over the last twenty years, there were 1,046 incidents in which pilot error either caused or contributed to those events.

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Northwest passage

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Article Composite Lightspeed® class Pilot Boat for the Biscayne Bay Pilot Association, Miami, Florida

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 21 July 2020

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published on 15 November 2021

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