Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pilotage of the Bulk Carrier ‘Yeoman Bontrup’ (3).


It remains a beautiful view, the Port of Amsterdam by night. The bulk carrier is maneuvered backwards to her berth by pilot Marco Simonatti. In comparison with the previous picture you can clearly see the difference between the lights aboard. The patrol vessel ‘Port of Amsterdam 1’  keeps a watchful eye.

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Pilotage of the bulk carrier ‘Yeoman Bontrup’ (2).


In this post a video is attached of the pilot trip with the bulk carrier ‘Yeoman Bontrup’ from the North Sea to the Port of Amsterdam (Australiehaven). Because of the locks of IJmuiden, it is for me an interesting area to take pictures. There was a lot to see and plenty of ship movements. With my camera I tried to shoot in the dark. It was not easy on a moving ship. I noticed that my camera could record the images better than I could see with my own eyes.  It was a great experience!

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Pilotage of the bulk carrier ‘Yeoman Bontrup’.


Yesterday I had a photoshoot of the pilotage of the Self Discharging Bulk Carriër  ‘Yeomon Bontrup’. The Bulk Carriër has a length of 250 m and the width is 38 m. It was a very interesting pilotage. I sailed with the pilots M. Simonatti and B. Beentjes from the North Sea to the port of Amsterdam (Autraliëhaven). The next few days I will publish some of the pictures on my blog.

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