Shore-based pilotage: Pilot or autopilot? Piloting as a control problem
Journal article, 2009
Remote, or shore-based, pilotage is an issue of some interest to the maritime community.
When discussed, it is often in the context of new technology that in one way or the other is
supposed to enhance piloting and enable ships to be piloted from the shore. This paper takes
a different approach and instead looks at piloting as control of a complex system. Such an
approach makes it possible to identify a fundamental problem with remote pilotage. The
problem, along with possible solutions, is presented and discussed.