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

Magazine Editor: Chris Hoyle

This website Editor: John Clandillon-Baker FNI (JCB)


21st July 2023

After over 20 years of maintaining this site, advances in Technology have resulted in The Pilot magazine, along with back issues, now being openly available to all on the UKMPA website at the following Link:


Although I’ll no longer be adding content to this site, it will remain “live”.

Wishing you all blue skies and calm seas but most of all safe and compliant pilot ladders.

JCB (Retired Port of London Pilot)



Another  website for pilots & pilotage worldwide is available at the following link:




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:




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




The content of this website is freely available for research but if you wish to reproduce any articles or features, please contact the editor.

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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