A series of case studies that illustrate the challenges faced by ship’s personnel when navigating with a Marine Pilot on board

Each case study examines the main issues concerning integration of the Pilot into the Bridge Team, communications, and command and control. The division of responsibilities is addressed, and examples of best practices presented.

It is comprised of two parts – a re-enactment of the incident and the analysis.


The Club has experienced more than US$ 63.9 million in claims since 2001 related to incidents that have involved marine pilots. Stranger on the Bridge will be useful in enhancing the awareness of the responsibilities of the deck crew and the limitations of marine pilots to prevent such accidents from occurring in the future.

William H. Moore, Dr. Eng. Senior Vice President - American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc.