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Video Grounding of Orient Centaur
On 6 November 2017, the fully laden, mini cape-size dry bulk carrier Orient Centaur was transiting the South Channel, Weipa, Queensland, outbound under the conduct of harbour pilots as part of a trial introduction of this size of ship to the port. While in the South Channel, the ship’s main engine shut down due to a loss of water from a cracked engine cooling component, and propulsion was lost. Shortly after, the ship grounded on the northern batter of the channel. The stern then slowly...
Article ‘Smart Ports. Piers of the future' brings together six large ports
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 25 November 2019
Article Maritime Big Data in Demand - Vessels on a Map Is No Longer Cutting It
by GateHouse Maritime A/S - published on 30 October 2019
Article Report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS
published on 15 November 2019
Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 24 October 2019
There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.
Article The Road Towards Autonomous Ship Handling with Tugs
by Captain Henk Hensen (Marine Consultant) - published on 5 November 2019
Article The difficulty of finding marine pilot-specific information on the Internet
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 4 November 2019
Article Electronic Chart Standards: IHO ECDIS and ENC
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 October 2019
Article Command or Control?
by Capt. Gürhan Aktürk - published on 27 October 2019
“Piloting the vessels was there since there was a sea transportation” This is one of the most popular and might be most proud phrase for pilots. During the maritime history, piloting the vessels evolved in many aspects, however main core is never changed; trustworthy colleague from neighbourhood will be close by for safe passage.
Article Who is a Marine Pilot? Comment by Reshma Nilofer Naha
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 16 September 2019
Video #Dangerousladders Trailer
The #DangerousLadders campaign is a global initiative to improve the safety of pilot transfer arrangements and in particular the safe rigging of pilot ladders. As part of this campaign, Fidra Films have developed a series of informational and educational films to illustrate the dangers and also best practice. Generously funded by the sponsors below, all of whom have an interest in the safety of maritime pilots, the series aims to reduce the incidence of non-compliant ladder arrangements,...
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