This publication, compiled by the International Maritime Pilots’ Association, brings together the experience and expertise of over 30 pilots and industry experts to produce a fascinating insight into the role of the marine pilot.
It starts with a brief history of marine pilotage, followed by an overview of the legislation governing pilotage and pilot liability. It then looks in detail at the practical aspects of pilotage, such as the master/pilot exchange, pilot transfer, shiphandling, vessel characteristics and interaction, fatigue management, and training and certification. It also discusses pilotage in different locations, including canals, straits, rivers and deep sea.
This 256-page book, illustrated throughout with colour photographs and diagrams, will be of benefit and guidance to pilots, both current and future, as well as to shipmasters and seafarers.