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Pilot

Libby Purves explores the world of the ship's pilot, whose job involves guiding the world's biggest ships into port and out to sea again in the best and the worst of weathers.

Aboard a pilot cutter on the River Tees in heavy seas, Libby meets Geoff Taylor of the International Maritime Pilots Association and his colleagues to talk about the life of the men - and one woman - who guide our ships safely to shore.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Jun 2017 01:30