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 was reportedly filmed on April 2, 2018 in Hailuoto, Finland as the Ro-Ro cargo ship Tavastland headed for the Port of Oulu located in northern Gulf of Bothnia. It actually looks quite a bit safer than some … [Read more...]

One Missing After Marine Pilot Transfer Helicopter Ditches Off Port Hedland, Western Australia

Friday Update - Search operations for the missing helicopter pilot off Port Hedland resumed Friday morning involving four vessels, seven helicopters and AMSA’s Challenger search and rescue jet. Thursday - A helicopter used to transfer marine pilots to and from ships at Australia's largest iron ore loading port has crashed in the waters off Western Australia, leaving one … [Read more...]

WATCH: Cape Cod Canal Pilot Transfer at Night Here's an awesome video showing a pilot transfer from a cruise ship in the Cape Cod Canal. According to the uploader... The Cruise Ship high wind and the threat of rain did NOT keep me from seeing just what the P4P can do in low light. The Pilots of the world have balls of steel to literally jump from anything … [Read more...]

WATCH: Sketchy Pilot Transfer Arrangement

Check out the video below showing preparations for a pilot transfer at the Port of Sines in Portugal. The video was posted online with the caption: This is the new breed of seamen... When you ask for a good lee, that´s what you get... What about the safety of this 2nd Mate? Communications? No words to express, and believe me, it was worst before my colleague picked up the … [Read more...]

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 Wednesday night at about 6:10 p.m. when one of its pilots was involved in an accident while boarding the ship Sunmi in Gravesend Reach. “Our deepest condolences are with our colleagues’ family and friends … [Read more...]