Video Robust pilot boats of Netherlands and Belgium
These are some of the reliable sturdy Pilot boats of Netherlands and Belgium to bring and pick up Marine Pilots to and from commercial merchant vessels either inbound or outbound. The Marine Pilots are licensed PROFESSIONALS who have a thorough knowledge of a certain port and they guide the Master/Captain of commercial ships in and out of the foreign Seaport. Location: Steenbank Pilot Station, Flushing/Vlissingen Pilot Station, Wandelaar Pilot Station. Boats in order of appearance in this...
Video Riding with the Savannah Pilots
Over the course of 4 days this August, I was afforded the opportunity and privilege of riding with the Savannah Bar Pilots for an article I was writing for a major maritime magazine. The pilots are given the responsibility of boarding a vessel in the Atlantic Ocean and safely navigating the vessel up the Tybee Road 9 (a name for the shipping lane that leads into the Savannah River), into the Savannah River, and into the Port of Savannah. The same is done in reverse when a ship is outbound...
Video Brazos Pilots' New Pilot Boat
The "Brazos Pilot" makes its debut
Brazos Pilot Association President Captain Billy Burns said a good pilot boat is essential to saving lives.
That is the expectation of their newest boat, the "Brazos Pilot": a vessel tailored to fit the job and provide their pilot association with performance dependability and the safety systems integration to fulfill their maritime mission.
Read more here,... http://markets.chroniclejournal.com/chroniclejournal/news/read/37679691
Video Fremantle Ship to Ship berthing. Aframax tanker berthing alongside VLCC tanker off Fremantle.
Opinion Keeping pilots safe
by Michael Grey - published on 25 May 2021
There were some astonishing pictures in the press some weeks ago of a Royal Marine employing a jetpack to launch himself from a RIB to land on the deck of a ship with extraordinary precision. You cannot imagine that it would be a feasible proposition to equip pilots with such a device, but it did cross my mind after reading a horrible catalogue of disgraceful seamanship and poor design exhibited in what ought to be the simple matter of keeping pilots safe as they board and leave ships.
Video Conventional vs. Automated Mooring Of Cargo Ships
Article Report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS
published on 15 November 2019
Opinion Rituals around shipping. The „Titanic“ never got its name in a christening...
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 3 March 2020
Do you ever leave the harbour to get on a vessel you will guide along without a ritual? Whatever we trust in, whatever the rituals or traditions you Marine Pilots have - when you board your pilot boats, climb the ladders, get the vessels through the harbour - keep them and cherish them, they are good and they are important.