Mission to Seafarers Bike Ride: Gordon Harries

Mission 1


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 »

Retirement: John Freestone

Retire JF


John joined the London Nautical School in Stamford Street, London in 1953 leaving in 1959 to work during the summer for Odell’s passenger craft on the Thames. Read the rest of this entry »

Retirement: Charlie Wood

Retire CW


Charlie Wood retired at the end of September after 24 years piloting in Fowey. Charlie started his seagoing career with the British and Commonwealth Group in 1969.  Read the rest of this entry »

Retirement: David Barnicoat

Retire DB

David is a highly experienced pilot, and Master Mariner who has been an integral part of The Port of Falmouth for over 65 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Coastlines 311

Coastlines- January 2013

Olympics bring prestigious vessels to London

Sandwiched between the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the IMPA 2012 Congress, London hosted the 2012 Olympic games. Read the rest of this entry »



Back in May 2007 when I saw the images of the old Cutty Sark ablaze and the subsequent gutted ruins when the fire was extinguished I, along with many others, never thought that this magnificent vessel would ever be restored yet, amazingly, funding was put in place to not only restore her but also to radically transform the manner in which she was displayed in the dry dock. Read the rest of this entry »

Liverpool Hosts the 2012 European Pilots’ Football Tournament

THE UK PILOTS’ “SQUAD” Read the rest of this entry »

Tees Pilots’ Group: Longscar Marine win a Safety at Sea Award

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This year also marks the centenary of the launch of the MV Selandia, the first ship to be powered by diesel propulsion. Read the rest of this entry »

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