Grant Livingstone

Captain Grant Livingstone is a 1980 graduate of California Maritime Academy with a 37 year career at sea, sailing on general cargo ships, LPG tankers, containerships and towing vessels.  The last 25 years spent as a harbor pilot in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach California, actively involved in training pilots and tug masters internationally.   Authored various articles on emergency training for pilots and tug masters,  co- authored  “Tug Use Offshore” Nautical Institute 2005 and contributing author for ‘Unusual Vessels’ and ‘War Ships’ in “IMPA on Pilotage” Witherby Publishing 2015 by the International Maritime Pilots Association. Captain Grant Livingstone is also a lay Stephen Minister providing one on one individual care for 12 years (Stephen Ministries St; Louis MO).


Monday, November 30, 2020
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Shipping

The Beautiful Game: The Art of Ship Handling

By Captain Grant Livingstone ‘The Beautiful Game’ is a term often associated with Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and Brazilian great Edson Arantes Do Nascimento; “Pele.” Why do more than...

November 30, 2020
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Maritime News

Is English the True International Language of the Sea?

In 1988 the IMO made “Seaspeak” the international language of the sea. English is the principle language base of Seaspeak because it was the most common language spoken at sea...

May 22, 2019
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Friday, May 4, 2018
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Blog

How Does That Happen?

At a staff meeting about avoiding collisions and allisions in piloting waters with the Master and Pilot on the bridge my respected colleague responsible for training and operations had a...

May 4, 2018
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Monday, July 3, 2017
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Blog

Five (Or More) Short Blasts – On Sounding The Danger Signal

This is PART 3 of a series about the COLREGs. Scroll down for links to Part 1 & 2  by Captain  Grant H. Livingstone The Grand Daddy of COLREGs debate and interpretation...

July 3, 2017
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Blog

COLREGs – Give Way or Stand On

by Captain Grant H Livingstone Part Two out of Three Part articles on COLREGS.  Are some professional mariners unintentionally violating COLREGS in a conscientious effort to avoid close quarters situations...

June 20, 2017
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Sunday, May 14, 2017
Bay Of Bengal India Fishing Boats
Blog

Are Ships The Careless Giants Of The Sea?

By Captain Grant Livingstone It was late summer 36 years ago on a beautiful calm evening in the Bay of Bengal off the southern coast of India.  We had just...

May 14, 2017
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Blog

Editorial – Did I Understand You Correctly?

By Captain Grant Livingstone  I have learned a lot about relationships over 30 years of marriage.  The learning curve was not easy.  Initially I had the idea that our relationship...

January 30, 2017
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