Monday, February 4, 2019

Seeking a Career Change? Three good reasons NOT to be a pilot!

Article by Allen Garfinkle, Executive Director – Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun What mariner

February 4, 2019
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Five Facts I Did Not Know About the San Francisco Bar Pilots

By Captain Allen Garfinkle Back in the day, there was much that was mysterious to me about the pilots who joined my ship as we sailed in and out

March 15, 2017
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Friday, March 18, 2016
Ship Pilot Boarding Hull Marks

“I think the pilot turned off the radio!”

By Owen Palmiotti (Coeval, Inc.)…I may have been in diapers when I first learned about communicating. Back then, I was most likely talking to my brother

March 18, 2016
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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

July 17, 2013
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Overseas Reymar

Overseas Reymar Update – Board Recommends Disciplinary Action Against Tanker Pilot

The California Board of Pilot Commissioners voted unanimously last week to revoke the license of Overseas Reymar pilot Guy Kleess who was navigating the oil

April 7, 2013
Total Views: 59

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

December 4, 2012
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Press Release from NTSB Board Meeting

Read the ful synopsis HERE Via Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that a medically unfit pilot, an

February 18, 2009
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Crews Actions to Avoid Catastrophe in San Francisco Bay

Images via Flickr user duncandavidson Tuesday evening, the tanker Overseas Cleliamar lost all power while exiting San Francisco Bay just west of the Golden

January 29, 2009
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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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Thursday, November 8, 2007

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
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