Friday, January 23, 2015

WATCH: Pilot Transfer in Heavy Seas from BP Oil Tanker

Check out this video showing a pilot transfer in heavy sea conditions outside Milford Haven, Wales. The tanker in the video is BP Shipping’s 2003-built Aframax crude oil tanker British Robin....

January 23, 2015
Total Views: 471

Monday, January 12, 2015
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Maritime News

Rotterdam’s Ship Pilots Drop in from the Chopper

It’s probably safe to say that Rotterdam ship pilot Marijn van Hoorn is not afraid of heights.  Not only does he get to pilot the vast assortment of ships that...

January 12, 2015
Total Views: 43

Friday, July 25, 2014

Watch: Pilot Boat Coming in Hot

Check out this video showing a pilot boat that made its approach a little too hot, leading to a collision. The boat in the video is the pilot-tender “Borkum”, out...

July 25, 2014
Total Views: 69

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Fire Incidents

PHOTOS: Pilot Boat Goes Up in Flames

A pilot boat went up in flames yesterday while moored at the port of Fiumicino, Italy, and it was all captured on camera.

June 5, 2014
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time Lapse: Rainy River Clyde Passage

A pilot guides the 77,198 DWT bulk carrier MV King Milo up the River Clyde on its way to Glasgow.

May 6, 2014
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sandy Hook Pilot's Pilot
Maritime News

Coast Guard: Four Injured After New York Pilot Boat Collides With Cargo Ship – UPDATE

A U.S. Coast Guard Marine Inspector and an Investigating Officer are responding to a report of a vessel collision involving a New York Pilot boat and a 984-foot cargo container ship, resulting in injuries.

March 19, 2014
Total Views: 82

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ship Photos of The Day – Port of London Authority Pilot

Here's a series of photos from the Port of London Authority showing a rather typical occurrence on the River Thames: bringing a ship into port.

February 12, 2014
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
elka apollon

NTSB Report of Elka Apollon Collision Shown to be Misleading

Video interactive reconstruction assists vindicating pilots in October 2011 collision on Houston Ship Channel. A recent administrative hearing held at the Port of Houston by the Pilot Board Investigation and...

October 8, 2013
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
pilot ladder fail

Another Reason Ship Pilots Should Do Pullups [VIDEO]

A fair bit of upper body strength is required by maritime ship pilots while boarding vessels, especially in inclement weather, or when all of the sudden a pilot ladder falls apart and...

July 17, 2013
Total Views: 3

Thursday, March 14, 2013
MV Pipit Arrow

Ship Pilot Dies in Accident off Panama City [UPDATE]

Update 1 – Statement from Florida Harbor Pilots Association added While boarding the Pipit Arrow, a 656-foot bulk carrier at the Panama City, FL sea buoy, 73-year old veteran ship...

March 14, 2013
Total Views: 103

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NBC News: Navigating the Seas of the San Francisco Bay [VIDEO]

NBC Bay Area’s Joe Rosato Jr. gives us an inside look at the training process San Francisco Bar pilots go through, including simulator training held at the California Maritime Academy...

December 4, 2012
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
stealth skyros

Maritime Strike Continues in Norway, “We risk running empty on ethanol by the end of the week”

OSLO -(Dow Jones)- Southern Norway risks a gasoline shortage in the coming days, as maritime pilots strike as part of a wider public sector dispute over wages, stopping domestic shipments...

May 30, 2012
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
MT Saturnus

While Maritime Pilots Strike in Norway, Gasoline Supplies Run Low

OSLO (Dow Jones)–Southern Norway risks a gasoline shortage in the coming days, as maritime pilots strike as part of a wider public sector dispute over wages, stopping domestic shipments as...

May 29, 2012
Total Views: 5

Friday, February 24, 2012
elbe pilots

Tragedy on the River Elbe – Ship Pilot Dies After Fall

Tragic news from Nick Cutmore, Secretary General of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association… We have the sad duty to inform you of the death of a colleague whilst on duty. Captain Rudi Pape,...

February 24, 2012
Total Views: 48

Thursday, December 15, 2011

US Navy Discovers Knot Tying is Still Important, Especially When it Comes to Tying off the Pilot’s Ladder

Ship pilots, in case you’re not familiar, are required on board commercial ships as they enter port.  These individuals are generally master mariners with a detailed understanding of the currents...

December 15, 2011
Total Views: 239

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Piloting 7.5 tons Of World Trade Center Steel

The biggest piece of security equipment at the 9/11 ceremony two weeks ago was the USS New York, a gray behemoth whose bow was made with 7.5 tons of steel...

September 28, 2011
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Good Read on Port of L.A. Pilot Boat Operators

The Los Angeles Times today published a good article to their website on Port of Los Angeles pilot boat operators.  The article follows “a salty pair” of veteran’s, Mark Hansen...

December 22, 2009
Total Views: 5

Saturday, October 25, 2008
Oil Spill

Pilot Commission Finds Cosco Busan Pilot John Cota At Fault

Carl Nolte of the San Francisco Chronicle writes: According to a report released Thursday by the state pilot commission… “There was unequivocally pilot error,” said Gary Gleason, an attorney for...

October 25, 2008
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pilotage Paradox – A Look Into The Cosco Busan Allision

Pilotage Paradox by Paul Drouin The Cosco Busan accident, as with many others that have the same root cause, can be categorized into what I call the pilotage paradox. For...

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 30

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Ship Whispers, Nautical Psychologists

John Clandillon-Baker of pilotmag has been featured along with his fellow London pilot (retired) Geoff Taylor in an article written by Libby Purves of The Times. This quote seemed to...

August 14, 2008
Total Views: 1