Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pilots Praised for Preventing Megaship from Grounding in Southampton Waters

The UK Maritime Pilots Association is praising the actions of three ship pilots in preventing one of the world’s largest containerships from running

January 31, 2023
Total Views: 20210

Thursday, January 12, 2023
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UK Ship Pilot Dies in Pilot Transfer Accident

A UK ship pilot has died following an accident during pilot transfer in northern England’s Humber estuary. The accident took place January 8, 2023 while

January 12, 2023
Total Views: 35382

Friday, September 30, 2022
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San Francisco Bay Pilotage System Gets Much-Needed Rate Structure Update

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill providing for the first significant update to the rate structure of San Francisco Bay’s

September 30, 2022
Total Views: 1820

Monday, February 28, 2022

American Pilot Refuses To Board Russian Ships

UPDATE: Scroll down to find the US Coast Guard’s official response to this article. by John Konrad (gCaptain) The senior ship pilot of a major American

February 28, 2022
Total Views: 180098

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: 5042

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

August 14, 2020
Total Views: 109

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: 2169

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

February 19, 2020
Total Views: 567

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.

December 30, 2019
Total Views: 548

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

May 4, 2018
Total Views: 62

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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

March 15, 2018
Total Views: 100

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

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 12, 2017
Total Views: 295

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: 142

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

January 30, 2017
Total Views: 55

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: 689

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

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,

August 3, 2016
Total Views: 78

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

July 13, 2016
Total Views: 156