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A pilot flame which has been proved by flame-failure controls.

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BAR PILOT

A bar pilot guides ships over the dangerous sandbars at the mouth of rivers and bays.

PILOT

A Navigator, specially knowledgeable person qualified to navigate a vessel through difficult waters, e.g. harbour pilot etc.

PILOTAGE DUES

A fee payable by the owner or operator of a ship for the services of a pilot. This fee is normally based on the ship's tonnage.

BLIND PILOTAGE

The task of conducting the passage of a ship in pilot waters using means available to the navigator in low visibility

BOUNDARY LINES OF INLAND WATERS

Lines dividing the high seas from rivers, harbors, and inland waters. The waters inshore of the lines are 'inland waters' and upon them the Inland Rules of the Road or Pilot Rules apply. The waters outside of the lines are the high seas and upon them the International Rules apply.

FLYING BRIDGE

The platform forming the top of the pilot house

SPREADER (OF PILOT LADDER)

Step of a pilot ladder which prevents the ladder from twisting

TRAIL FOR PILOT IGNITION

A timed interval when the pilot valve is held open and an attempt made to ignite and prove it. If the presence of the pilot is proved at the termination of the interval, the main valve is energized; if not the pilot and ignition are cut off followed by a safety lockout.

CONSTANT PILOT

A pilot that burns without turndown throughout the entire time the boiler is in service.

PILOT FLAME ESTABLISHING PERIOD

The length of time fuel is permitted to be delivered to a proved pilot before the flame-sensing device is required to detect pilot flame.
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