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Harbor pilots salary

Posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Sep 14 17:50:26 2021

$434,000

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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by Dutchrailnut on Tue Sep 14 18:17:14 2021, in response to Harbor pilots salary, posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Sep 14 17:50:26 2021.

to be able to become pilot takes years of raising trough the ranks on merchant ships, it not like this is just handed to anyone'


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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by Dutchrailnut on Tue Sep 14 18:17:14 2021, in response to Harbor pilots salary, posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Sep 14 17:50:26 2021.

to be able to become pilot takes years of raising trough the ranks on merchant ships, it not like this is just handed to anyone'


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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Sep 14 18:34:55 2021, in response to Harbor pilots salary, posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Sep 14 17:50:26 2021.

Someone once described the work of a harbor pilot to me as "being able to get a fully laden cargo ship filled with all kinds of dangerous chemicals through a body of water that hasn't been properly dredged in 20 years, in the middle of the night, amidst the worst fog anyone living in the area can remember, and going out the next day to do it all over again."

Trust me, they're worth every nickel they earn.

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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Sep 14 18:49:12 2021, in response to Re: Harbor pilots salary, posted by Dutchrailnut on Tue Sep 14 18:17:14 2021.

How long were you a seaman?

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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Sep 14 18:50:09 2021, in response to Re: Harbor pilots salary, posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Sep 14 18:34:55 2021.

How magnanimous of you but I never will.

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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by Catfish 44 on Tue Sep 14 20:17:15 2021, in response to Harbor pilots salary, posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Sep 14 17:50:26 2021.

Ask John Lerro

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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by Easy on Tue Sep 14 20:18:41 2021, in response to Re: Harbor pilots salary, posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Sep 14 18:34:55 2021.

I don't know. I'm sure that it depends on the harbor and the conditions. I've heard ship Captains in LA don't consider the harbor pilot to be necessary. I don't think that they actually "pilot", just provide direction to the ship by radio while onboard.

I'd guess that being a river boat captain is considerably harder as conditions change more radically and frequently and they don't make nearly as much. Its a fallacy that workers get paid by how hard they work or even how much they know.




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Re: Harbor pilots salary

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue Sep 14 20:45:23 2021, in response to Harbor pilots salary, posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Sep 14 17:50:26 2021.

Wow, second-hand info from the WSJ's Christopher Mims. Don't know if there would be fewer deaths if the pilots were shuttled on board by helicopter; going from a pilot boat to a huge freighter should not be so inherently dangerous.

The harbor pilot first approaches the massive skyscraper-sized cargo ship from a 55-foot long speedboat, according to Mims, who described how LA port harbor pilot Captain John Betz maneuvered the Netherlands, a Chinese-owned ship from Cosco Shipping Lines.
Sick of Cosco ships. Send 'em all back.

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