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Thursday, December 15, 2011
US Navy Discovers Knot Tying is Still Important, Especially When it Comes to Tying off the Pilot’s Ladder

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

December 15, 2011
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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

September 28, 2011
Total Views: 62

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

December 22, 2009
Total Views: 18

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

October 25, 2008
Total Views: 79

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

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 91

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

August 14, 2008
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
Oil Spill

Pilot Liability – Changes In Law and Industry Culture

In this week’s edition of The Maritime Executive Newsletter managing editor Joseph Keefe, weighs in on the changing dynamics of the Master, Pilot and

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 54

Friday, December 7, 2007

San Franciso Pilots Respond To Proposed Regulations

In a well written article published by The San Francisco Chronicle Captain Peter McIsaac, president of the San Francisco Bar Pilots, lays out the reasons why

December 7, 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Oil Spill

Proposed Bill Mandates An Increase Of VTS Authority

(Photo by PA2 Prentice Danner, USCG) This morning Senator Barbra Boxer and Representative Nacy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, announced a bill giving the U.S.

December 4, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From

November 16, 2007
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Oil Spill

San Francisco Pilot’s Report Published

The San Francisco Chronicle has published the Pilot’s Report on the Cosco Busan Incident. Here are the parts of interest to mariners; Meadows said

November 13, 2007
Total Views: 4

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Allision – Nautical Word of the Day

In covering the recent Cosco Busan incident (now the Overseas Reymar allision HERE) I have noticed most of the news articles have made a small error in

November 8, 2007
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San Francisco Bay Bridge Allision

“At 8:30 am this morning, the Cosco Busan, an 810-foot container ship, collided with the base of one of the towers of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay

November 8, 2007
Total Views: 47


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