With technology and sensors located all around Port of Rotterdam, we can still be surprised by deteriorating weather conditions. In this case the visibility deteriorated on departure of the 400 m long ULCS CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. It was decided to carry on, in close communication with other pilots, VTS and an excellent bridge team.
The Netherlands pilots have a close cooperation with Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) for pilot transfer operations. These helicopters are used by NL Coastguard as well. Recently, a Search and Rescue
On march 24th, 2022, the bulkcarrier BERGE BIMBERI entered Port of Rotterdam via the Eurochannel. The ship had a draft of 17,6 meters and two pilots were flown in by