Monday, August 24, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
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...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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...
Monday, January 22, 2018
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...
Monday, December 11, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
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....
Monday, May 22, 2017
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
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...
Friday, May 27, 2016
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...
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...
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...
Monday, November 16, 2015
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...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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...
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