The conditions for recruiting pilots for the Le Havre station are changing.
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 1 January 2020
These changes are in line with the current navigational conditions for merchant navy officers, in particular the application of the 35-hour limit in shipping companies, which de facto extends the time required to gain the necessary maritime experience. The difference in actual sailing time should make it possible to rebalance the opportunities of long-distance sailors, who are currently at a disadvantage compared with their colleagues on ferries.
Original annoucement on LinkedIn by "Station de Pilotage Le Havre - Fécamp":
"The conditions for recruiting pilots for the Le Havre station are changing.
The age limit is raised to 36 years.
The time actually required is 72 months or 66 months for candidates who have completed at least 18 months of long-distance or international cabotage on armed 1st category vessels.
These new conditions will apply from the next competition in May 2020.
A prefectural decree will be published shortly.
The conditions of physical fitness remain unchanged, in accordance with the decree of 23 January 2018.
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.
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Article Sandy Hook pilot Dennis Sherwood has died after falling during embarking
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 30 December 2019
A pilot of Sandy Hook, Dennis Sherwood fell off a ladder while boarding a ship today at 4:30 a.m. and died of his serious injury in Staten Island hospital.
Video Simulation of the Collision of Norwegian Warship HNoMS Helge Ingstad
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Article Information for Marine Pilots about novel coronavirus by Australian Government
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 10 February 2020
An information sheet for marine pilots about novel coronavirus. Published by the Australian Government - Department of Health
Opinion "A Pilot Ladder has its Price!" - Statement of Joris J. Stuip (PTR Holland)
by PTR Holland® B.V. - published on 10 February 2020
Please read this statement of Joris J. Stuip from PTR Holland, Partner of Marine-Pilots.com.
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