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Risky Pilot Job

 
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Mar 21, 2012 08:22 |  #16

What exactly is his job?

He comes and gets someone off the ship and....what?


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Mar 21, 2012 08:27 |  #17

Numenorean wrote in post #14125010 (external link)
What exactly is his job?

He comes and gets someone off the ship and....what?

The harbor pilot's job is to assist the Captain navigating the ship out of a port. The skipper of the pilot boat is not the harbor pilot. I was told that in accordance with international law, each ship must have a local pilot on board when entering or leaving a harbor. There must be a minimum size to require a pilot, I imagine, but certainly a 100,000 ton cruise ship qualifies.

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Mar 21, 2012 08:55 |  #18

In and around the Solent, the pilot vessel aproaches other vessels (usually smallish stuff) it considers might cause a problem and instructs them to alter course. As a working instructor I had an excellent working relationship with these people and have a lot of respect.


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Mar 21, 2012 22:42 |  #19

great sequence! Two of my great grandfathers were Boston harbor pilots. My mother tells me that my younger sisters likely future husband who is first mate working on Captains hours is also hoping to become a pilot.




  
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