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Introduction

  • Introduction
  • History of pilotage
  • Types of pilotage
  • Conduct of pilotage
  • Legal framework – legislative and regulatory requirements

Pilotage Training & Techniques

  • Pilot training and techniques
  • Marine experience
  • Methodology
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Portable pilot units
  • Simulators
  • BRM and BTM
  • Cultural awareness and management

Pilotage Law

  • Pilotage and legal history
  • Legal concepts
  • The law of contract
  • The law of tort (negligence)
  • Liability in contract and tort
  • Responsibilities
  • Maritime law
  • The flag state and ownership
  • The pilotage act 1987
  • The pilot
  • Trinity house and pilotage associations
  • The imo and national laws
  • Pilot boarding and pilot ladders
  • Table of cases

Canal and River Pilotage

  • Canal pilotage
  • River pilotage

Use of Tugs – The Pilots Persepctive

  • Types of harbour tugs
  • Towing equipment
  • Tug interaction and associated risks during towage operations
  • Ship design and to wage equipment
  • Manoeuvring with tugs
  • Escorting with tugs
  • Communications & good practice

Use of Tugs – The Pilots Persepctive

  • Types of harbour tugs
  • Towing equipment
  • Tug interaction and associated risks during towage operations
  • Ship design and to wage equipment
  • Manoeuvring with tugs
  • Escorting with tugs
  • Communications & good practice

Boarding and Leaving a Vessel

  • Regulations in respect of pilotage access and egress
  • Pilot ladders
  • Accommodation ladders
  • Alternative boarding arrangements
  • Shell Side Doors
  • Transition from cutter to ship
  • Making a lee
  • Boarding emergencies

Ship Handling

  • Anchors and Anchorage
  • Open and closed side berths
  • Wind, tide and weather
  • Hulls shapes and pivot points
  • Thrusters
  • Steam, diesel, electric and nuclear engines
  • Article on Azipods
  • MCA notice to mariners number MGN 199

Sea and Offshore Pilotage

  • Pilotage – Legal history
  • Offshore pilotage
  • Pilotage areas
  • Pilotage and special operations

Master/Pilot information Exchange

  • The pilots role
  • Communication
  • The bridge and card information
  • Monitoring and teamwork

Harbour and Dock Pilotage

  • PEC
  • Pilot grading
  • Local knowledge
  • VTS interface
  • Tidal windows
  • Byelaws
  • Competent and statutory harbour authorities
  • Other water users