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Dedication of memorials to the loss of two Liverpool Pilot Boats: Stuart Wood

 

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SS Alfred H Read, No1 Pilot Boat, built in 1913, hit a mine while cruising at the Bar Pilot Station on 28 December 1917. It sank very quickly with the loss of 39 lives, including 19 pilots and eight apprentice pilots. Only two of the crew were saved. Read the rest of this entry »

Retired Liverpool, Roger Ellison, Pilot Receives the Arctic Star Medal

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Roger Hilton Ellison lives on the Isle of Man. This year a special ceremony was held for him at the Governor’s residence in Douglas to present him with two World War II medals, the Arctic Star and the Ushakov Medal. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: William Hedley Kett 1913-2014

 

 

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Capt Hedley Kett, who has died aged 100, was a successful wartime submarine commander and, post-war, piloted ships in the
North Sea and on the Thames.  Read the rest of this entry »

Harnessing the power of the tides: Ton Van De Plas Msc

At 320MW installed capacity, with first power expected in 2018, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the largest marine energy development in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Tower to Tower cycle challenge

Peter McArthur, a Manchester Ship Canal pilot, set himself the challenge of cycling unaided from the Eiffel Tower in France all the way to Blackpool Tower to raise funds for Cancer Research. Read the rest of this entry »

Cows not Cowes!!

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These comical photos were sent to the Pilot Magazine by Jean Buckpitt, a London pilot, whose friend Justin Denham, who took the photos,
is a pilot on the River Lune. Read the rest of this entry »

Tilbury Restores London International Cruise Terminal Cupola

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The Port of Tilbury has invested £250,000 into restoring a historical landmark, which features prominently on the Thames skyline. Read the rest of this entry »

Pilots’ Golf

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In an event kindly sponsored by the Milford Haven Port Authority, twenty one pilots from Bristol, Milford Haven, Manchester, Liverpool, Forth, Tees, Tyne and Humber met in September at Aldwark Manor, near York, for the thirty seventh meeting of the Maritime Pilots Golfing Society. Read the rest of this entry »

Great North Run

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George Mills was sponsored by the Association to participate in the Great North Run an event which is held annually. Read the rest of this entry »

Mission to Seafarers Bike Ride: Gordon Harries

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In January 2013, feeling a bit fat and jaded, I saw an advert in the International Pilots Association Magazine for the Mission to Seafarers’ Flying Angel Ride. Read the rest of this entry »

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