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

Magazine Editor: Chris Hoyle

Website Editor: John Clandillon-Baker FNI (JCB)


27th January 2022

Unfortunately this site currently has a bug that’s preventing the upload of photos and other media. however, the latest copy of the magazine is available on line here.  



The Royston Grange memorial group have arranged a 50th anniversary memorial service  to be held at

All Hallows By The Tower Church London

on 11th May at 2pm.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact the group via the FaceBook  page here


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




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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