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You're the brand new harbour master, your job is to guide the ships into the correct docks so they can unload their cargo safely. Be careful what routes you plan for the ships as the lanes can become really busy. Have Fun!
Do you sometimes dream of being a port pilot or a harbour master, and do you also like to play a free online flash game? If you are in the same mood as us today, you probably would like to play the free Port Pilot game online right now.
Guide ths ships safely to the docks. Use the mouse to click on a ship then drag a path to the coloured docks to unload.
A port pilot is a mariner who guides ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbours or river mouths. Pilots are expert shiphandlers who possess detailed knowledge of local waterways. The master has full responsibility for safe navigation of his vessel, even if a pilot is on board. If he has clear grounds that the pilot may jeopardise the safety of navigation, he can relieve him from his duties and ask for another pilot or, if not compulsory to have a pilot on board, navigate the vessel without one. Only in transit of the Panama Canal does the pilot have the full responsibility for the navigation of the vessel. In English Law, Section 742 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 defines a port pilot as any person not belonging to a ship who has the conduct thereof. In other words, someone other than a member of the crew who has control over the speed, direction, and movement of the ship. The current United Kingdom legislation governing pilotage is the Pilotage Act 1987. Pilotage is one of the oldest professions, as old as sea travel itself, and it is one of the most important in maritime safety. The oldest recorded port pilot history dates back to about the 7th century BC. The economic and environmental risk from today's large cargo ships makes the role of the pilot essential.
A harbour master (or harbor master) is an official responsible for enforcing the regulations of a particular harbour or port, in order to ensure the safety of navigation, the security of the harbour and the correct operation of the port facilities. Harbour masters are normally responsible for issuing local safety information sometimes known as Notice to Mariners. They may also oversee the maintenance and provision of navigational aids within the port, co-ordinate responses to emergencies, inspect vessels and oversee pilotage services. The harbour master may have legal power to detain, caution or even arrest persons committing an offence within the port or tidal range of the port's responsibilities. An example of this is the team of Harbour masters employed by the Port of London Authority who are empowered to undertake an enforcement role. Actions that a harbourmaster may investigate include criminal acts, immigration, customs and excise, maritime and river safety and environmental and pollution issues. The police, customs, coastguard or immigration authorities will take over the handling of any offenders or incident once informed by the Harbour master.