Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Hello and welcome to BairdMaritime.com's inaugural Pilot Boat Week! We have a huge amount of fantastic content over the next two weeks, covering all the important pilotage developments from the four corners of the globe.

Below you will find a preview of everything we have in store for you. Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!


– Rapid rate of change in this global sector drives innovation in vessels, equipment and techniques

– by Neil Baird, co-Founder, Baird Maritime

– "Serious consideration and planning for the future will be critical to those in this segment"

– by George Livingston, California State Pilot Commissioner 2015-2019

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

– Steady course for Canada

– with Tristan K.-Laflamme, Executive Director and General Counsel, Canadian Marine Pilots' Association

– "Because some pilot managed to shave five minutes off the time from joining the ship to being berthed alongside, a dictat came around saying that all the pilots were now expected to record similar times"

– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyds List

– The history of pilots falling from ladders

– by Hugh O'Neill, Editor, New Zealand Marine Pilots Association Magazine

– "One of them had reached out for our ladder with a boathook, missed at the first attempt and then as the coxswain was lining up for a second go, their engine cut out. "

– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyds List

– Different models for pilotage in this huge maritime country

– with Neil Farmer, President, Australasian Marine Pilots Institute

– Extreme weather and risky regulation a challenge for Danish pilots

– with Capt Lars Sigvardt, President, Danish Maritime Pilots' Association

News and Gear:

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global pilotage industry? Send it through to editor@baird.com.au ASAP (between now and September 20), so we can add it to this current edition of Pilotage Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the pilot boat sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, port authorities, marine pilotage associations etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the marine pilotage world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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