Welcome to THE PILOT, the magazine of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) www.ukmpa.org

Magazine Editor: Mike Robarts

Website Editor: John Clandillon-Baker FNI (JCB)


6th July

Following the fixing of a bug which prevented some updating, the pdf of issue 228 is now available on the back issues section. That issue’s content will be uploaded as separate pages shortly.  JCB

A new website has been set up as a dedicated portal for pilots & pilotage worldwide at the following link:



The Maritime Pilots’ Network




Houston pilot Louis Vest has taken some time lapse photo sequences navigating  in the upper reaches ofthe Houston Ship Canal. Enjoy them at the following links:




The last page also has a link to a transit of the Panama Canal in 75 seconds.

There are now an increasing number of time lapse pilotage passage videos on both youtube & Linkedin. JCB




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The views and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the UKMPA. Likewise the interpretations of incident reports represent the author’s viewpoint and readers should therefore also refer to the official reports via the embedded links.

John Clandillon-Baker FNI : Website editor


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