Marine-Pilots.com says thank you for more than 44,000 page views in 7 weeks!
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 3 December 2019
In October 2019 we dared to kick-off with Marine-Pilots.com. We didn't know exactly what resonance we would get worldwide, even though the feedback on our vision alone was always positive. We think that the idea of Marine-Pilots.com is something completely new, which did not exist so far and to this extent in the area of pilotage.
Since we are the first to start such a community, we chose a strategy that we have maintained until now: We are listening to the pilots and are focusing on their needs. We take up their ideas, try to develop them further, but we don't want to program everything down to the last detail. We are testing our implementations at an early stage in the community and gather feedback from them.
We are adapting the feedback very quick on our website and we are taking up all the new ideas, the Pilots have in mind while using Marine-Pilots.com.
We do want an agile and collaborative development of the web portal that develops continuously and does offer a higher benefit with new features and more information each month.
Only with your support we can grow, improve and develop
Without the support of the Marine Pilots Community, Marine-Pilots.com cannot improve optimally. We are thankful about your ideas and content in the form of articles, texts, pictures and videos, which can be discussed frankly in the community.
The next important milestone: The comment function comes
Soon it will be possible to comment on articles and videos at Marine-Pilots.com. We are focusing and importance to an open and fair discussion, which we are going to moderate of course. We will intervene if the rules of good communication are violated. But we are also hoping and looking forward that the community that will moderate and regulate itself, even if there are different opinions on the same topic. Lively discussions and lots of different opinions are expressly desired! One says in Germany: The head is round so that thinking can change direction.
On our own behalf:
So far at Marine-Pilots.com we are not trained nauticals or practicing pilots. But we have been accompanying pilots for over 8 years with the development of software and hardware. We have been working for years to making the work of a Marine Pilot safer and more efficient by using the new possibilities of digitalisation. We are experts in questions of digitalisation and have also expertise in pilotage. Nevertheless, we are increasingly dependent on technical input from the community and will be looking for pilots as moderators for certain topics in the future. For example, we are looking forward to retired pilots who are interested and do not feel too old for new tasks and who would like to help shaping the future of Marine-Pilots.com in order to gain a permanent place in the community. At the beginning of the year I will inform you in more detail if we need any skills here and what kind of cooperation might be like.
Let's get to the facts and the measurable success of Marine-Pilots.com:
In the first 7 weeks after the launch, nearly 7,000 visitors called up more than 44,000 pages! This is a sensational value for the beginning, which surprised us ourselves.
We take this is a clear sign of the community that apparently appreciates our offer. This is a great valuation of our work and we say thank you to the community! We are not where we want to be yet, but we work every day to become better and better. In this way, all stakeholders such as the individual pilot, pilot organisations, associations and the industry are expressly invited to provide us with their feedback and wishes.
CEO of Marine-Pilots.com
Article Photographer Michela Canalis becomes Partner of Marine-Pilots.com
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 28 August 2019
Announcement from www.Marine-Pilots.com:
Article Marine-Pilots.com: Login, comment function and new logo online
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 February 2020
Marine-Pilots.com has launched some new important features: Marine Pilots can register to our website and comment articles and videos now. And take a look at the new logo.
Video Huge ship crane collapses during tests in the port of Rostock, Germany
Found on YouTube. Created by "MV1 - Heimat bewegt"
Rostock; 02.05.2020: Actually, the special ship with the giant heavy-lift crane crane, which was designed for over 5,000 tons load capacity, was supposed to be delivered in the next few days. During final tests the crane broke off in the afternoon of May 2. Four people were injured in the accident. This is the second accident with Liebherr cranes this year in the Rostock overseas port. Already in February this year two cranes were reported to have fallen into the water during loading.
Vessel was planned to work on Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland waters, she was to begin works in some two weeks, after load tests run in Rostock. ORION I was built in China, but crane was installed in Rostock
Offshore wind farms crane vessel ORION I, IMO 9825453, dwt 60575, built 2019 (COSCO Shipping Qidong Offshore Co., Ltd., China), operator Deme Offshore.
Article Report on Safe Tug Procedures
by Captain Henk Hensen (Marine Consultant) - published on 6 February 2020
Based on Pilot, Tug Master and Ship Captain Questionnaires
Captain Henk Hensen FNI FITA Captain Daan Merkelbach FITA Captain F. van Wijnen MNI
Article Fewer ships and less pilotage: Kiel Canal suffers from corona crisis like many other waterways
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 26 May 2020
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.
Video Pilot Boat for sale: ProZero 12m DC lightpilot
The pilot vessel is located in Denmark.
Please contact us by mail, we´ll forward your inquiry to the seller: email@example.com
Disclaimer: Marine-Pilots.com is only an intermediary for the sale and is not responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information provided by the customer or for any errors in publication.
BUILD YEAR 2015
Length, Overall: 12.0 m
Beam Overall (with fender): 3.0 m
Draft (full load, hull): 0.95 m
Displacement (full load): 6.400 kg
Cabin: 4, air supported seats
Speed (max): +27 kt
Fuel capacity: approx. 350 ltr.
HULL, DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE:
The boat is made of a combination of glass- and carbon fibre as
sandwich construction with PVC as core material.
The fender is composed of rigid foam filled profile, covered with
PUR, to guarantee maximum buoyancy. The fender has a D shape
profile to increase the internal usable beam.
Composite deckhouse featuring seats for passengers and crew.
Both decks can be accessed from the cabin.
Removable deck sections to access bow thruster compartment and
Stowage for mooring equipment.
Railings and transfer ladders.
5 mooring bites.
Decks are self bailing.
Three mooring cleats.
T E C H N I C A L
ENGINES, PROPULSION, STEERING & MANOUVERING:
1 x Volvo Penta D6 330hk
1x Craftsmann side thruster
Complete engine instruments with RPM, temperature, oil pressure
and voltmeter for start batteries supplied by engine manufacturer.
Integrated composite approx. 350litre tank with hatch and filling
Electronic fuel gauge for tank.
All fuel systems are pressure tested.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & LIGHTING:
All electrical wiring in marine cable.
12-volt electrical system.
Windshield wiper with interval relay, standing position.
Internal light in cabin.
Work light, type LED.
Search light installed in front of cabin
Integrated 220V shore charge system, including 20m shore cable.
Inverter for 220V outlet in cabin
Main switches with separate battery systems for start,
navigation / consumption.
NAVIGATION & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
1 x 12” Chart plotters RayMarine E125
1 x Ray49E radio, 1x Ray218E radio with hailing horn
1 x closed 4 kw radome
1 x Evolution autopilot
1 x Plastimo compass.
1 x Sailor VHF
Automatic and manual bilge pump system.
Fire extinguisher at helmsman station. SeaFire module in
engineroom. 6 pax Zodiac liferaft.
Article Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for shipping industry by ICS
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 9 March 2020
Thursday 5th March – The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued brand new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 22-page document has been produced in collaboration with prominent international bodies.
Video Discussing video: Pilot Transfer to Ship by Helicopter
Found on YouTube. Created by "Camote XPrez"
Let us see how a maritime pilot is transferred by helicopter to a ship. In this video, we discuss briefly some procedures in a helicopter/ship operation for the transfer of pilots.
Video Batangas Harbor Pilot on call - From home to wor
Found on YouTube. Creted by Capt.Harold Janda.
From home to work.
Video Watch our weekend video to relax: "Boat Stories - The Bideford Pilot"
Found on YouTube. Created by "North Devon Moving Image".
The Bideford Pilot with Roger Hoad & the crew of Two Rivers II
A short film about the Bideford Pilot. Part of the Boat Stories North Devon series.
Note the calm and skilful team work as the pilot boat crew head out night and day, winter and summer over the notorious Bideford bar to meet big ships out at sea, get the pilot on board and escort the ships safely up river into Bideford, Appledore or Yelland harbour.
Filmed & edited by Matt Biggs - Artaura Productions. Music composed & produced by Tom Watkins - Yard 1 Studios. Directed & produced by Jo Stewart-Smith
This is part of the Boat Stories North Devon project www.boatstories.co.uk supported by www.northdevonimage.org.uk.