It remains a very tough race, 23 km through the canals and surrounding rivers of Amsterdam. But the pilots of the rowing boat ‘Laura G’ of Het Loodswezen, Region Amsterdam-IJmond are doing very well. Here they have just passed the Frans Hendriksz Oetgensbridge between the Prinsengracht and the Amstel. After a sporting race ‘Laura G’ crosses the finish in 2.30.19 hrs.Read More
Saturday February 9, 2013 I suddenly got the opportunity to go with the pilots of Amsterdam on a special mission, namely a pilotage by helicopter. Deep draft vessels coming to the Port of IJmuiden are restricted because of the tide. These vessels have to use the so called IJ-geul. The IJ-geul is a man made channel at the North Sea, 450 metres wide and 25 miles long, accessible for vessels with a maximum draft of 17.8 meters. For safety reasons these vessels are always piloted by two specially trained pilots who use state-of-the-art navigational equipment. The pilots get to the vessel by helicopter and board near the helicopter rendez-vous area at the entrance to the IJ-geul. The bulk carrier “Cape Sunrise” (length 292 m, width 45 m, draft 16,5 m), a so called cape-sizer, heading to the IJ-palen at Tata Steel, was piloted by Wiggele Warnar and Roelof Favot, pilots of the Region Amsterdam-IJmond.
The nominated pictures of Photography competition and exhibition “Port of Amsterdam, colorful Harbor”.
IJpromenade, Amsterdam September 19, 2012
I have three pictures submitted for the Photography competition of the Port of Amsterdam. Two of my photos were nominated for the best 20 photographes and included in the photo exhibition “Port of Amsterdam, colorful Harbor”. A professional jury consisting of Dertje Meijer (Director Port of Amsterdam), Johannes Dalhuijsen (Chief picture editors of “De Telegraaf”) and Wilbert Gieske (actor) selected the photos.Read More
IJpromenade, Amsterdam, September 19, 2012 5.11 pm
Two of my pictures have been nominated for Photography competition “Colorful Harbor”, organized by Port of Amsterdam, De Telegraaf”(newspaper) and Sp!ts (newspaper). The exhibition “Port of Amsterdam colorful Harbor”will take place from 20th of September untill 14th of november 2012 in front of EYE, Filminstitute Netherlands, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam.Read More
Westhaven, September 1, 2012 9.36 pm
On Safari in the Port of Amsterdam and reach places where others are not allowed. A great experience! And look for “The big Five” just like a real Safari. The port crane “Het Nijlpaard” (Hippopotamus), was one of “The big Five”. The other four you can find yourself at the Harbor Safari on Saturdaynight in September.
Amerikahaven, Amsterdam July 11, 2009 16.15 uur
IJmuiden, March 23, 2012 12.10 pm
Two of my pictures have received an honorable mention for the Photography competition “Masterplan Noordzeekanaalgebied”.Read More
On 23th of March I also made a photo shoot of the Chemical Carrier “Louise Knutsen”. Pilot Kees van Heeringen of the pilotage Amsterdam-IJmond maneuvered the vessel from the North Sea and the locks of IJmuiden to Oil Tanking in Amerikahaven. You can see the presentation in HD full screen on youtube: