For a low-emissions all-weather pilot boat, the Dutch port of Rotterdam looked . . . to the US. Kvichak has built for many ports. Fotos courtesy of Fred Trooster.
So would that be a Dutch pilot in middeck with the bare-shoulder uniform?
Sandy Hook Pilots, serving the port of New York, have gotten some of their boats, like Yankee, just up the Sound at Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport.
Docking pilots travel in . . tugs like Laura K. Moran.
Click here for a link to vessels carrying pilots in a number of East Coast ports. A highlight of 2011 has to be the ride on an Edison-Chouest C-Tractor, thanks to JED.
Unless otherwise credited, fotos by Will Van Dorp.