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 MV Sunmi, a tiny Bahama registered freighter, in the Thames River. These piloting accidents happen far too often. Often it is the ship’s fault for […]
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- By Captain William H. Doherty, gCaptain Contributor Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was a Mississippi Riverboat Pilot. One day a woman passenger tried to flatter him saying, ”My goodness Captain, [...]
UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) reports on 'CSL Thames' Accident On 9 August 2011, CSL Thames, a Maltese registered self-discharging bulk carrier,
Tragic news from Nick Cutmore, Secretary General of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association… We have the sad duty to inform you of the death of a colleague whilst on duty. Captain Rudi Pape, [...]
On February 26th, the Triple-E class MV Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship ever to navigate the River Thames. The post Time-Lapse: River Thames Record-Holder MV Munkebo Maersk Docks at London Gateway appeared first on gCaptain M...