Don Cockrill: the realities of pilotage

Don Cockrill: “We are still fighting some bad legislation, and ports’ pilotage schemes remain unregulated so there’s nothing we can do even if we see bad or outright dangerous practices. It has to wait for an accident to happen.”

Don Cockrill and his team in the UK Maritime Pilots Association are involved, he says “in trying to remedy, literally, centuries of mistrust”.

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