maritime pilots

Monday, February 13, 2023
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Singapore Harbor Pilot Killed in Fall Accident

A Singaporean harbor pilot has died after falling overboard while disembarking a vessel off of Singapore’s Southern Islands, the Maritime and Port

February 13, 2023
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Monday, February 14, 2022

Former Oil Spill Response Vessel Delivered to Sandy Hook Pilots After Conversion

A former oil spill response vessel (OSRV) has been converted to a pilot station vessel and redelivered to the New York & New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots

February 14, 2022
Total Views: 5040

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

August 24, 2020
Total Views: 642

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

August 6, 2020
Total Views: 2165

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

August 21, 2018
Total Views: 385

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,

June 19, 2018
Total Views: 248

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

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 1025

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

May 9, 2018
Total Views: 692

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

April 22, 2018
Total Views: 1004

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

February 28, 2018
Total Views: 78

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,

January 22, 2018
Total Views: 103

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

December 11, 2017
Total Views: 114

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

September 22, 2017
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Miami Pilot Boat Underway With Maersk Kentucky

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. 

May 22, 2017
Total Views: 141

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

October 8, 2016
Total Views: 685

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

October 6, 2016
Total Views: 166

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

July 23, 2016
Total Views: 40

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

May 27, 2016
Total Views: 129

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

May 20, 2016
Total Views: 69

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

February 3, 2016
Total Views: 1029