How the Brain of a Maritime Pilot Works?

Rene Descartes in 17th century described animals as machines who reacted predictably according to external stimuli in their immediate environment in order to attain equilibrium or more practically to survive.

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A Day in the Life of a Port Pilot

Containership Grounding in New York Harbor – Investigation Report

The accident of this investigation report took place on Saturday, April 15, 2006, when the Hong Kong–registered container ship New Delhi Express, with a master, 2 pilots, 21 crewmembers, and 3 non-crewmember guests (relatives of crewmembers) on board, ran aground in the Kill Van Kull waterway in New York Harbor. The New Delhi Express and two of the three tugs assisting it were damaged in the accident. Luckily, no one was injured, and no water pollution resulted from the accident.

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Cargo Vessel Grounded Minutes Before the Pilot Gets Onboard – Investigation Report

The Dutch-flagged MV Stadiongracht ran aground in the 10.0 metre-deep southern channel to Rauma at 00.15 on 29th December 2010. The grounding occurred in a position which is approximately 2.7 miles (5 kilometres) from the pilot boarding position in the direction to the port. While the pilot was under his way to board the vessel, he noticed the ship’s course and although he managed to contact the Master to change course, the accident was not avoided.

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