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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Port of Amsterdam by night.

Minervahaven Amsterdam, March 9, 2012 9.06 pm

What is happening during daytime is changing totally during the night. Here the Bulk carrier ´Osmarine´, 225 meters long and 32 meters wide, is unloaded. Barges are ready to be loaded. It is a beautiful sight.

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Pilots of Port Klang (Malaysia).

Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia January 9 2012 8.33 am

Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia January 9 2012 8.41 am

Captain Mazhazli Bin Jamaludin, Pilot Superintendent of the Malyasian Pilots told us that he had not been authorized by the Marine Department for me to take a photoshoot of the work of the pilots. He felt very sorry and offered us a guided tour to the pilotboats in the harbor. In Port Klang there is an open connection to the Strait of Malacca and a pilot trip takes about half an hour. The pilots have to deal with wind and sometimes  very heavy rainfall. Capt. Mahazli escorted us to the maingate of Westports where we got our passports back.
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Port Klang, Malaysia.

Westports, Port Klang, January 9, 2012 9.15 am

Port Klang Malaysia, January 9, 2012  10.44 am
During our visit to Malaysia, we also paid a visit to Port Klang. Port Klang is the main port of Malaysia. Via the pilots in Singapore, I got the name of the chairman of the pilots in Westports of Port Klang. I have made contact with Captain Mazhazli Bin Jamaludin, Pilot Superintendent of Marine Department. He invited me to visit the pilots in Port Klang. On the way from Penang to Singapore, we planned an overnight stay in Klang. The next day we were searching for Westports of Port Klang. Westports is the gateway to the harbors of Port Klang. There were very strict security measures to get access. With police escort we were brought to the office of the pilots. Here we were very hospitably received by Capt. Mazhazli.
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