Wait until you see this video of the harbor pilot boarding the TS Kennedy this morning.
You won't see another video quite like this! It includes a surprise.
Thanks to 3/C Andrew Fusco for sending it to his proud dad, who then passed it along to us. Andrew is a Marine Transportation major from Wrentham, Massachusetts.
Click on the link to check out Andrew's video.
What do you think would be the best way for a harbor pilot to get his bag safely up the ladder and onto the ship?
This safety card suggests that the harbor pilot's bag should be hoisted up by a rope so that it is not a distraction.
What would be the advantages and disadvantages of using a rope to raise the bag?
In the harbor pilot industry, there is a discussion about whether a harbor pilot should or shouldn't wear a backpack. What do you think?
Click on the link below. There are two videos showing backpacks on harbor pilots being tested. Of course, the testing took place in a pool, not an open ocean.
Now that you've watched the video, what do you think? Should harbor pilots wear backpacks? We'd love to hear what you think! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.