Pilot Boat Incidents

MAIB Incidents Identified as Involving Pilot Transfer These are actual cases involving accidents/incidents during the transfer of Marine Pilots by boat. These investigations include the location, environmental conditions, possible factors which resulted in the accident, and a description of how it occured.

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Pilot Boat Accident

The rash of deadly incidents has stunned the proud fraternity of bar pilots and has prompted soul-searching among pilot associations. Many groups have undertaken campaigns to upgrade safety equipment carried by pilots and their launch boats.

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Columbia Ship Pilots

The correspondence below was between the Acher CEO and Captain ‘Bill’ Worth who, with Captain Garry Lewin, were the driving force behind the implementation of a helicopter service on the Colombia River. Acher Aviation were invited to establish a marine pilot helicopter operation that still runs successfully today. Hi Bill Some years ago you wrote an article on ‘Ship’s pilots who use helicopters’. Would you have any objection if this…

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