Video Cielo di Iyo met by Harbor Pilot
published on 20 January 2021
In early December, just as I was starting to get into ship spotting, I saw a couple of vessels headed up river towards Philly. One of them, the Cielo di Iyo met with the harbor pilot right as I had my drone up. I was able to capture the Pilot coming to meet the vessel and CLIMBING the ladder to get on board just before she passed beneath the Walt Whitman Bridge.
Video Delaware River Pilots - 2013
published on 26 May 2020
Video Pilot cutter transfer journey in force six winds
published on 27 April 2020
Estuary Services crew Andrew Howland (coxswain) and Wayne Goldfinch (deckhand) transferring PLA pilot, Stephen Ford on an approx. eight-mile trip from Ramsgate to board the tanker Songa Breeze at the NE Goodwin pilot boarding ‘diamond’. Departing at 0955 on 20 April 2020, they steered an easterly course to reach the ship by 1030. Weather: wind North Easterly F6, sea state moderate to rough, visibility 10 nautical miles. Footage: ESL Edit: Theo Albanis, Port of London Authority Music:...
Video Pilot Boat Draco. Port of Rotterdam, February 23, 2020.
published on 1 April 2020
Video Risk Involved When Preparing Combination Ladder
published on 9 September 2020
Video SAMIPTA briefing to AMET - safety and innovation in Pilot Ladder.
published on 8 September 2021
Video Smooth Sailing: Pros and Cons of a SWATH Vessel
published on 7 August 2020
When you think about SWATH ships, remember seakeeping. Imagine gliding gently over waves. That serenity is what SWATH ships deliver. It comes at the price of several new design challenges. But for the right mission, a SWATH is worth it. Maybe the tradeoffs are right for you? Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of a SWATH. REFERENCES  Mecaflux, "Midship, Frontal Surface Area and Flotation," Mecaflux, [Online]. Available: https://www.mecaflux.com/en/Maitre_couple.htm. [Accessed...