The Marine Pilots' Community
Article The Story of the #dangerousladders group on Facebook
by Arie Palmers - published on 21 January 2021
Article Fiji: Man dies after collision with pilot boat on 2021-01-08
by The Fiji Times - Narayan Reddy - published on 21 January 2021
Article Rosmorport’s icebreakers completed over 2,400 pilotage operations
published on 20 January 2021
Video Wind Impact on Ships Turning Motion
This video complements the earlier demonstration of wind effect on straight track and shows now wind effect on turning circles. It can be seen that during a turn under strong wind the ship reduces turning when it comes close to equilibrium on straight track - if the Wind-to-ship speed ratio is big enough then the ship even goes straight instead of turning. This is shown for three samples for Head, Stern wind and Beam wind. The turning can be increased if the ratio of Wind speed-to-ship...
Video Safety of Navigation vs. Commercial Pressure
Safety of Navigation vs. Commercial Pressure / ROMEILs Tv Commercial Pressures impacts the safety of the vessel, study says Seafarers are pressured to keep quiet and keep the ship moving by ship operators, who dont want to lose inccome. Ship's officers who bring safety issues to the attention of management are exposed to the risk of retaliation. As whistle-blowers they may face punishment, demotion or even termination. International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) has...
Video Understanding and Preventing Tug & Barge Risks
Blog: https://www.merrimacins.com/understanding-and-preventing-tug-barge-risks/ Understanding and Preventing Tug & Barge Risks The maritime industry relies on tugboats and barges for a wide range of applications. Tugs are used to pilot vessels into and out of ports, while barges are used to transport bulk materials. The relationship between tugs and barges is critical, as most barges are not self-propelled and must rely on the skilled operation of a tug or tugs for propulsion. At Merrimac...
Video Podcast: Reshma Nilofer, Maritime Pilot, Kolkata Port Trust, India
Welcome to the 154th episode of the Shipping Podcast with Reshma Nilofer, the first female maritime Pilot in India and one of few in the world. Reshma takes us on a journey on how to reach your dream goals. She is a powerful woman and a role model to many.
Reshma Nilofer was the first female maritime river pilot, and the current Indian President awarded her with the "Woman Power Award" in 2018. The Woman Power Award is an annual award given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development...
Opinion Conversation with Brett Monthie, a Tampa Bay harbor pilot
by Tampy Bay Times - published on 13 January 2021
Opinion Five questions for Thomas Bøggild, Project and quality manager, Greenland Pilot Service
published on 11 January 2021
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