With over 50 years of combined experience on all kinds of vessels, marine pilots Gary Clay and Andy Birley noticed a need for better training around pilot transfer arrangements.
"Gary has been in the maritime industry for over 30 years and a maritime pilot since 2001 ensuring the safe navigation and manoeuvring of vessels on the Humber Estuary in the UK. Gary is also Managing Director of Fathom Maritime a marine consultancy company specialising in port and vessel safety, accident investigation and marine simulation. He is also an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute and a global ambassador for CHIRP the Maritime & Aviation safety reporting body. With a passion for safety and education Gary firmly believes in the value of learning from human behaviours and never using blame but rather a just cultural approach." - Gary Clay, Co-founder
"With over 20 years experience, having spent a successful career at sea on Container ships, Andy came ashore to the Humber and became a Tug Skipper in 2007. In 2012, he became a Marine Pilot with ABP. Throughout his pilotage career, Andy has been passionate about pilot safety. He is heavily involved in the Health and Safety of his pilot colleagues. His biggest driver is the belief that education of ships personnel in Pilot Transfer Arrangements is the largest way in which we can make the boarding and landing of pilots safer, and ultimately save lives." - Andy Birley, Co-founder