Pilots of Rouen (la Seine)


In Rouen I sailed with pilot David Robert on the chemical tanker ‘Forres Park’ (length 183 meters and 32 meters wide). It was a beautiful trip of 120 km across the Seine to the English Channel. The trip is done by two pilots. The change of pilots occured at Caudebec en Caux. For me it was not possible to sail all the way to the sea because of the weather (heavy wind).¬†At Caudebec en Caux pilot David Robert was replaced by pilot Pascal Erny. David Robert left the vessel via the pilot ladder. The pilot boat sailed the pilot to the pilot station at Caudebec en Caux. The ‘Forres Park’ continued her way to sea.

See for more information: Pilotage de la Seine