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Obituary: Albert Cools 1945-2017 (EMPA Secretary General 1993 to 2005)

Albert followed the usual career path of the Brabo (Antwerp) boatmen and Dock Pilots Company as a boatman, and then in due course qualified as a Brabo Dock pilot in Antwerp. Read the rest of this entry »

Liverpool Pilots Cycle 250 miles for 250 Years: Dave Roberts

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Kevin Walsh, Dan Wardle, Alan Windsor, Scott Birrell, Tim Nuttall, Paul Stephenson,
Rob Baker, Mark Wilbourne, Mark Harding, David Roberts, John Slater, Bill Hughes,
Tom Tebay

I should begin this article with a warning: when you make an off the cuff suggestion on a pilot launch it can gain momentum.

We were discussing the various ways we could commemorate the forthcoming 250th anniversary of our Pilot service and I made the suggestion that we could ride 250 miles on our bikes. So it began. Read the rest of this entry »

Pilot Boat Rescue Mission: Mike Robarts

The article in this magazine on the IIEC rescue course highlights some of the hazards we need to be prepared for. Sometimes the pilot launch can be the first to respond to a casualty.  Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report 321: John Pearn

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This edition of Pilot Magazine could easily have been subtitled ‘Pilotage, Past, Present and Future’. Read the rest of this entry »

A message from the Puget Sound Pilots to the UKMPA Membership

From:

Captain David Grobschmit:  President Puget Sound Pilots

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The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin arrived and departed Seattle, Washington USA, 29th February and
1st March 2016. It was an historical event for this region of the Pacific North West.  Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Raymond Anthony Eades 1945-2016 submitted by Barrie Youde

Raymond Anthony Eades was born on 12th December 1945. He grew up in Liverpool and showed an early interest in birds and the natural world. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Peter Ryder submitted by Mike Haigh

Peter Ryder spent his early life in Cheshire, though he was born In Cawnpore , Northern India. Read the rest of this entry »

Obituary: Peter Ryder

Peter Ryder spent his early life in Cheshire, though he was born In Cawnpore , Northern India. His seagoing career began in 1962 with Reardon Smiths of Cardiff, and later with the Blue Star Line, then with Glen line. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report: John Pearn

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I was once asked by a previous Chairman of the UKMPA, whilst we were tackling a particularly difficult and controversial issue, ‘Why do we serve on Section Committee?’ My response was that when I was experiencing difficult circumstances, many pilots at the time, who were unknown to me, had burnt the midnight oil working hard to protect not only my interests but also those of the profession. Read the rest of this entry »

A message to UKMPA members from outgoing Chairman: Don Cockrill

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Don hands over to John Pearn and receives a gift from members to thank him for his work as Chairman

If you were able to attend conference on board HQS Wellington in early November, you will I hope have experienced another excellent event with a broad variety of technical speakers and a fascinating visit to Lloyds as part of the evening reception. The success of the event is of course down to the excellent organisation and coordination by our secretary, Peter Lightfoot, and in no small part to the significant financial support of our many sponsors who enable the delegate costs to be maintained at an attractively affordable level to members. Read the rest of this entry »

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