Monday, August 24, 2020
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Crossing the Bar

I’ve spent the last few mornings looking out over the San Francisco Bay wondering about the far-flung, widespread scope of marine transportation. I remember as a boy my father taking...

August 24, 2020
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Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Fatal Fall: Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident

A Sandy Hook ship pilot has died following a fall while boarding a tanker arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday. The incident follows the...

August 6, 2020
Total Views: 1310

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Maritime News

Safety Alert: Don’t Forget About Pilot Gangways and Ladders!

The following is a Safety Alert issued today by the United States Coast Guard regarding the safety of pilot gangways and ladders after a ship pilot was killed in a gangway accident...

August 21, 2018
Total Views: 174

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ship Pilot at Port of Corpus Christi Dies After Gangway Collapses: Report

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the death of a veteran ship pilot at the Port of Corpus Christi who reportedly fell while boarding a ship on Saturday, the Corpus...

June 19, 2018
Total Views: 154

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Saddam Hussein’s Former Superyacht Now a Hotel for Maritime Pilots in Iraq

By Ulf Laessing BASRA, Iraq, May 22 (Reuters) – The king size bed in Saddam Hussein’s superyacht is made, the silk curtains around it have been drawn back and, in...

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 44

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Watch: Here’s How Maritime Pilots Board Vessels During Winter in Finland

You know the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. That’s exactly what maritime pilots in Finland do when it’s simply too icy for the pilot boats. The video...

May 9, 2018
Total Views: 514

Sunday, April 22, 2018

This Video Will Make You Want to Become a Houston Harbor Pilot

Check out this video about the Houston Harbor Pilots and the integral role they play in the safely navigating vessels of all types through the busy Houston Ship Channel.

April 22, 2018
Total Views: 677

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Port of Lisbon Pilot Dies in Disembarking Accident

A ship pilot at the Port of Lisbon in Portugal has died after falling into the water while disembarking from a containership early Wednesday morning. The Lisbon Port Authority confirmed...

February 28, 2018
Total Views: 32

Monday, January 22, 2018
Maritime News

Dutch Pilot Boat Damaged in Collision with Bulk Carrier

A Dutch pilot boat was severely damaged after colliding with a bulk carrier off the coast of Netherlands on Sunday morning. According to Dutch media reports, the pilot boat Pollux...

January 22, 2018
Total Views: 42

Monday, December 11, 2017
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Two Killed After Pilot Boat Capsizes Off Finland

Two Finnish pilot boat operators have died after the boat they were on capsized and sank in the Gulf of Finland on Friday. The accident occurred at 4:58 p.m. Friday evening when...

December 11, 2017
Total Views: 46

Friday, September 22, 2017
Press Releases

U.S Great Lakes Pilots Reject Martin Associates’ Study

The American pilots on the Great Lakes reject the recently released study, Analysis of Great Lakes Pilotage Costs on Great Lakes Shipping and the Potential Impact of Increases in U.S....

September 22, 2017
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Monday, May 22, 2017
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Pilotage: Local Places and Tight Spaces

By Capt. George H Livingstone, One could make the argument that international marine transportation is the singular thread running throughout the world.  It is wonderfully complicated, layered and diverse; a...

May 22, 2017
Total Views: 50

Saturday, October 8, 2016
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On The Danger Of Becoming A Marine Pilot

By Captain Paul Lobo – Sadly, today I read in gCaptain about another ship pilot killed in the line of duty. This time the accident happened while a pilot was boarding...

October 8, 2016
Total Views: 321

Thursday, October 6, 2016

London Ship Pilot Killed in Boarding Accident

A ship pilot with the Port of London Authority has been killed in an accident while boarding a ship on the River Thames. The PLA said Thursday the incident occurred...

October 6, 2016
Total Views: 82

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Viking Ship Organization was aware of US Pilotage Requirements on the Great Lakes

By Capt. George Haynes ,Pilot, Vice-President ,Lakes Pilots Association  The Norwegian Viking Ship Drake Harald Harfagre is on its way to Chicago from Bay City, MI for the Tall Ships...

July 23, 2016
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Friday, May 27, 2016
Maritime News

Video: What It’s Like to Be a Ship Pilot in New York Harbor

Lying below the surface of the bay and extending from the tip of Sandy Hook to the south shore of Long Island is a series of shoals that separate the...

May 27, 2016
Total Views: 66

Friday, May 20, 2016

International Shipping Crisis – What about the Professional Mariner?

By Captain George Livingstone [su_box title=”Author’s Note”] I have accepted an invitation from the good folks at gCaptain to become a contributing writer, this being the inaugural column. Briefly, I am an...

May 20, 2016
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Classic Video: Legendary Pilot Used to Dive Off Ships, Swim Back to Shore

Apparently this guy was a local legend down in Brazil. He was known around the port of Aracaju as Zé Peixe, or Joe Fish, aka the swimming pilot. He spent his...

February 3, 2016
Total Views: 580

Monday, November 16, 2015
Maritime News

RAW VIDEO: Heavy Seas Pilot Transfer Off St. Ann’s Head

Video filmed by Alex Brown on November 15, 2015 shows a Milford Haven pilot being taken off the 257-meter shuttle tanker Ingrid Knutsen off St. Ann’s Head in 35 knot...

November 16, 2015
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Maritime News

ITF Raises Concerns Over Tugboat Safety in Expanded Panama Canal Locks

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has commissioned a study into the maneuvering feasibility of the new Panama Canal locks following concerns of serious deficiencies in the fleet of...

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 24