Video Pilot via Helicopter to our vessel - Time Lapse
published on 6 January 2021
MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS It was an early morning arrival in the port of Le Havre FRANCE 🇫🇷 with the sun just about to rise !! The moment & lighting was so spectacular that the GoPro struggled to capture everything & do justice . I managed to capture - in my opinion the best TIME LAPSE till date . Also not to miss out the catch of the video - HELICOPTER OPERATION 🚁 Stay tuned and don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel 📹 #MerchantNavy #LifeAtSea #Refueling MY SOCIAL MEDIA...
Article The challenges of remote pilotage simulated in Rauma
published on 7 October 2021
Article British maritime partnerships see the delivery of ‘Ouse’, the new pilot vessel delivered to Associated British Ports.
published on 12 August 2021
Video Rough weather sea trials of ‘Port Láirge’ punching through breakers and offshore in F10
published on 23 November 2021
Here’s a cool little video of the rough weather sea trails of ‘Port Láirge’ The Port of Waterford’s new Interceptor 48 pilot boat ready to be delivered next week. We had two days of rough weather, a Force 8 with 3.5m seas putting up some surf breakers over the Daunt and a second day with winds reaching Force 10 offshore, with 55kts of wind and 5m swells, allowing us to properly test her capabilities ensuring she's fully fit for purpose for the pilots and crew. Doing so we captured some...
Video Port of Stockton: River Pilots
published on 17 December 2019
The San Francisco Bar Pilots are one of the important cogs in our supply chain wheel. They are tasked with boarding the vessels eleven miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge via a rope ladder often in rough seas and taking control of the vessels en route to the Port of Stockton. Once on the bridge of the ship, the Pilot oversees navigation and ensures the safe passage of ships into the Bay and through the Delta until it is secured alongside its berth at the Port. Without these Pilots the...
Video Bob Peacock "Maritime Pilot", Maine / NewBrunswick - Part 2
published on 10 September 2020
Article #dangerousladders - Using social media to improve pilot transfer safety.
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 12 December 2019
It remains a sad fact that accidents and near misses continue to occur during pilot transfers with frightening regularity. Most of these fortunately do not result in injury, and a surprisingly high number of them are not even recognised for what they are.
Surveys into pilot ladder safety consistently reveal that unacceptably high numbers of pilot transfer arrangements are not compliant with the regulations.