Pilot on The Ladder

Herman Broers

Source: Chesapeake Bay magazine, November 16, 2020  For Bay Pilots, Getting to the Top Isn’t Easy story & photos by Bill Band It was just a routine trip up the Bay. At 19:30 I had boarded the Polish-flagged bulk carrier at the Chesapeake Bay entrance, and nine hours later I […]

Survey on Pilotladder Legislation

Herman Broers

Capt. Ewan Rattray suffered a serious injury while boarding a vessel as a Pilot in 2018. He is still working in the ports industry and has decided use his professional knowledge and academic skillset to conduct much needed research into the boarding and landing of pilots. The purpose of this […]

An Offline Copy

Herman Broers

Recently, after boarding a ship, I discussed the pilot ladder’s layout with the master, showing him the new website at the same time. At that point he told me there was only limited internet access onboard, so he would be very interested in an offline copy of the website to […]