Pilots of Rotterdam

In the port of Rotterdam I was guided by pilot Herman Broers. We sailed from Hoek of Holland to the pilot cutter “Markab” (length 59 m and width 11 m) in the North Sea. The Pilot Station is located at sector post Maas about 10 miles southwest of the entrance of the Port of Rotterdam. From the pilot boat to the vessels pilots are transferred by a launch. The small boats are lowered to the water by a david (cranelike device). From the pilot cutter we sailed with the container vessel “Katharina B” (length 100 m and width 18 meters)  to the Interforest Terminal at Prins Willem Alexanderhaven in Rotterdam.