When your mission is guiding ships through congested waters | Tampa Bay Times
After spending years at sea, Brett Monthie had to chart the channels in Tampa Bay from memory in order to become a Tampa Bay harbor pilot. And then he spent 30 months in training. He’s one of 13 full pilots and six deputy pilots in the Tampa Bay Pilots Association. They guide the ships safely […]
WAVELENGTHS: Atlantic Beach man navigates life on the water as a bar pilot
Capt. Chris Mons is part of a St. Johns River tradition that started in 1832, when hardy locals would race to paddle their boats out to sea to be the first to pilot the ships into port. Read more here.
Key West Referendums | 1.09, 1.10 & 1.11
Three referendums may appear on Key West citizens’ ballots during the 2020 General Election. While these measures are disguised as being good for the health and well-being of Key West residents and the environment by limiting cruise ships, they in fact pose a real threat to local jobs and the economy by effectively banning all cruise ships […]
Examination for Certified Deputy Pilot Opening in the Port of Pensacola
All completed applications must be returned on or before August 31, 2020. Please see the link for more information: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/pilotc/documents/port_opening_aug2020.pdf
Examinations for Certified Deputy Pilot Opening in the Port of Pensacola announced
All applications are due by February 14, 2020. Please see the link for more information. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/harbor-pilots/hot-topics/
Update from the Florida Harbor Pilots Association – Fall 2019
To view the Fall 2019 FHPA newsletter, please click here.
Harbor pilot association taps first-ever executive director
The Florida Harbor Pilots Association hired its first-ever executive director. To read the article in full, please click here
Captain Allen Thompson to Receive Distinguished Award at Port Tampa Bay’s Annual Anchor Ball
Aug 09 2019 – Captain Allen Thompson has recently been named the 2019 winner of the Captain James McKay Port Achievement Award. This annual award recognizes an individual for their long-time service and commitment to the maritime industry of the Ports of Tampa Bay. Captain Thompson will be formally presented with this award at the 2019 Anchor Ball, […]
Update from the Florida Harbor Pilots Association – Summer 2019
To view the Summer 2019 FHPA newsletter, please click here.
‘Absolute hazard’: Fatal boat crash renews calls to put lights on jetty off Miami Beach
The water surrounding Miami Beach is full of obstacles: Jet skiers zip around speedboats and yachts, children lounge on inflatable rafts and passengers jump off tour boats blasting music as they cruise between the island and the mainland. To read the article in full, please click here.