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Job Marine Pilot (Dublin)
Dublin Port Company
Dublin, IrelandApplications are invited for inclusion on a panel for the position of Marine Pilot. Dublin Port handles over 17,000 ship movements per year with approximately 4,000 of these ship movements requiring the expertise of a marine pilot. There are currently 12 marine pilots operating shift patterns to service ships on a 24/7/365 basis.
Video Our people at ports - Pierre Chays, Harbour Pilot and Marine Safety Manager
In the second of our series focusing on ‘Our people at ports’, we catch up with Pierre Chays, our Marine Safety Manager and Pilot who gives us a behind the scenes look at what our Harbours Team is doing during these difficult times in supporting the movement of essential freight services in and out of the Island. For him, it is very much ‘business as usual’ – and outside of his working hours he’s getting used to having another baby around the house.View video...
Opinion One of my favorite Marine Pilots' pictures of the year
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published yesterday
I think this is one of my favorite Marine Pilots' pictures of the year. Very powerful. What a dynamic photo! The moment was instantly caught by the photographer.Read more...
Article Fewer ships and less pilotage: Kiel Canal suffers from corona crisis like many other waterways
by Marine-Pilots.com - published yesterday
In April, 25 percent fewer ships on the German Kiel Canal (NOK) - and things could get even worse. It seems that the exemplary situation at the NOK certainly affects many other channels in the world in a similar way.Read more...
Article Wärtsilä simulator upgrade will enhance Le Havre pilot operations
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 25 May 2020
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a complete navigational simulator upgrade for the Le Havre pilot station in France. The intention is to provide the pilot station with a totally new simulator specifically adapted to the requirements of the pilots’ operations. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in February 2020.The new unique visualisation system to be supplied is based on 14 DP projectors, comprising seven main circular and seven ground projection systems. It features a panoramic 350-degree screen.Read more...
Video Recommendation: Pilot Boarding Ship in Rough Weather in HD
Found on YouTube. Created by "NEW WORLD NEWS"
A maritime pilot, marine pilot, harbor pilot, bar pilot, or simply pilot, is a sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths. They are navigational experts possessing knowledge of the particular waterway such as its depth, currents, and hazards.
Video Singapore strait accident: Iranian Container Ship MV SHAHRAZ broke into two
Found on YouTube. Created by "marine path"
Container ship SHAHRAZ and bulk carrier SAMUDRA SAKTI I are reported to run aground in Singapore Strait south of St John Island at around 1900 UTC May 10, close to each other, while proceeding in the same direction, probably trying to avoid collision. As of 0700 UTC May 11, both ships remain in the same positions, coordinates don’t change. SHAHRAZ is en route from Port Klang to Yangshan China, SAMUDRA SAKTI I is en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java.
Article Cargo ship RIMINI collided with lock gate, Kiel Canal
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 19 May 2020
The ship could not slow down and sailed against the Old North Lock - “Alte Schleuse Nord”.Read more...
Video Detailed Track: Collision of "Carnival Legend" and "Glory" on Dec 20 2019, Mexico
Found on YouTube. Created by Made Smart Group BV.
Two Carnival cruise ships collided in Cozumel, Mexico on December 20th 2019, causing damage to both ships.
Article A journey back in time: films of pilotage from 1940 to 1975 (USA, UK and Germany)
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 18 May 2020
Let us start a journey back in time. Back to the black and white films of history. The times have changed, but it is good to know what kind of things have changed and where are the roots of pilotage.Read more...
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