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Monthly Archives: April 2012

MT Louise Knutsen

IJmuiden, March 23, 2012 5.43 pm
The pilot Kees van Heeringen of the Pilotage Amsterdam-IJmond maneuvered the chemical tanker “Louise Knutsen” in the locks of IJmuiden. The crew is ready to operate the winches for mooring. It is dangerous work at the winches because they control a lot of forces. They are experienced guys who can operate the winches.
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Pilotage MS Cape Century

IJmuiden, March 23, 2012 12.10 pm

On Friday, March 23, 2012 I made a photo shoot of the pilotage of the bulk carriër ‘Cape Century’. The journey went from OBA Westhaven via the Noordzeekanaal and the locks of IJmuiden to the North Sea. See attached link for a presentation of the journey.

http://youtu.be/CUiBeB1kWVk

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The Locks of IJmuiden.

IJmuiden, March 23, 2012 12.07 pm

IJmuiden, March 23, 2012 12.30 pm

The pilots Kees van Heeringen (l) and Rob Gerrits (r) of Loodswezen Amsterdam-IJmond expertly maneuvered the bulk carrier  ’Cape Century’ in the locks of IJmuiden. The bulk carrier is 289 meters long and 45 meters wide. The locks are the connection between the North Sea and the Noordzeekanaal to Amsterdam. The ‘Noordersluis’, the biggest lock of IJmuiden, is 400 meters long and 50 meters wide.

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