A pilot trip from the Bangkok Port Teminal 5 with the containership ‘KMTC Singapore’ (length 171 m and width 27 m) via the Chao Praya river to the Bar Pilot Station in the Bay of Bangkok. The pilot is commander Reaungphol Jeaungjaubkeaw (Pilot 148) from Sairacha Pilots. From the Bar Pilot Station pilot mr. Seni sails the ‘M/V Heleconia’ (length 138 m and width 21 m) to the Bangkok Port Terminal 21.
In the port of Rotterdam I was guided by Herman Broers, President of the Rotterdam Pilots. He had to work as a pilot once in a while to keep his licence as a pilot. We had several pilot trips. With the container vessel “Katharina B” (100 meters long and 18 meters wide) we sailed from the pilot cutter “Markab” (59 meters long and 11 meters wide) at the North Sea to the Interforest Terminal at Prins Willem Alexanderhaven in Rotterdam.