Friday, August 14, 2020
Maritime News

New Zealand Fines Ports of Auckland for Excessive Speeding During Thousands of Pilot Boat Voyages

A New Zealand court has fined the Ports of Auckland and one of its pilot a total of NZD $432,400 for excessive speeding during thousands of pilot boat voyages in...

August 14, 2020
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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 the...

August 6, 2020
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

American Ship Pilots Sound Alarm on Unsafe ‘Trapdoor’ Arrangement

The American Pilots’ Association has sent a letter to state pilotage authorities across the United States on behalf of approximately 1,200 American ship pilots to improve safety following the death...

February 19, 2020
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Monday, December 30, 2019
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Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident at Port of New York and New Jersey

A veteran Sandy Hook ship pilot has died after falling during a boarding of an inbound containership at the Port of New York and New Jersey on Monday morning. The...

December 30, 2019
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Friday, May 4, 2018

How Does That Happen?

At a staff meeting about avoiding collisions and allisions in piloting waters with the Master and Pilot on the bridge my respected colleague responsible for training and operations had a...

May 4, 2018
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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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 –...

March 15, 2018
Total Views: 55

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, the pilot boat Pollux...

January 22, 2018
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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 4:58 p.m. Friday evening when...

December 11, 2017
Total Views: 46

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MAIB: London Ship Pilot Was Drinking Before Fatal Boarding Accident

An experienced ship pilot with the Port of London Authority had been drinking before he fell to his death during a pilot transfer on the River Thames last October, according...

October 12, 2017
Total Views: 137

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.  It is wonderfully complicated, layered and diverse; a...

May 22, 2017
Total Views: 50

Monday, January 30, 2017

Editorial – Did I Understand You Correctly?

By Captain Grant Livingstone  I have learned a lot about relationships over 30 years of marriage.  The learning curve was not easy.  Initially I had the idea that our relationship...

January 30, 2017
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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 pilot was boarding...

October 8, 2016
Total Views: 323

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 occurred...

October 6, 2016
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Automated Ship


By Captain George Livingstone I remember an American cartoon from childhood, “The Jetson’s”, I still remember the intro song (“Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Jane his wife”).  The...

August 3, 2016
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Three Injured After ‘Hard Contact’ with LNG Carrier Off Milford Haven

Three Milford Haven ship pilots have been injured after their pilot boat made ‘hard contact’ with an LNG carrier during a routine transfer, the port authority has confirmed. The Port...

July 13, 2016
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After Sailing from Across North Atlantic, Real Viking Ship Forced to Leave Great Lakes Over Pilot Fees

A modern day Viking ship that sailed all the way from Norway to attend a Great Lakes tall ship festival may not even make be forced to turn back over...

July 13, 2016
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