P&O Maritime Logistics taking over pilotage operations in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid (UAE)
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 23 January 2020
Topaz Energy and Marine reports:
P&O Maritime Logistics reached a historical milestone on the 1st of January, officially taking over the pilotage operations for the ports of Jebel Ali and Port Rashid in the UAE. This is, yet again, testament, to our ability to leverage our unique expertise in port services to deliver a world class pilotage service and further expand our activities in the maritime and logistics sectors.
P&O Maritime Logistics will build on P&O Maritime’s 180-year marine heritage and the world class craftsmanship of our seafarers as we continue to position ourselves as a leader in the industry.
Topaz has merged with P&O Maritime and become P&O Maritime Logistics.
Jebel Ali Pilots are now members of ISPO | International Standard for maritime Pilot Organizations.
Article Trouble with pilotage services in Slovenia
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 16 April 2020
In March the Slovenian Government has concluded a contract with the state-owned Kopp Izobraževanje company to provide maritime piloting services in the port of Koper as a public service. So far these services have been provided by private company Piloti Koper.
Article "Pilotage Escort" among Covid-19 measures introduced at Peterhead Port
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 April 2020
According to "Buchan Observer": Peterhead Port Authority has introduced remote pilotage for selected vessels entering the harbour as part of a package of measures designed to reduce the risk of staff and users contracting the Covid-19 virus.
Opinion Piloting, Autonomous Vessels, AI, and the coffee making machine
by Captain Ricardo Caballero "Themaritimepilot" - published on 15 June 2020
I am not a computer savvy. My knowledge in programming and robotics and those sort of things is nil. I get lost in the sea of social media and easily entangle myself in the web. All I have done for the last 25 years or so is to pilot ships through the Panama Canal. However, during the last couple of years I have done my best to catch up with technology, since it has enhanced our possibilities and improved safety in our field. But still, I have to admit that I am way behind the new guys in this important issue.
Article First investigation report of "Milano Bridge" Accident on April 6th 2020 in Busan
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 13 May 2020
According to an article from "Safety at sea" the Korean Investigation Authority has published the first report about accident of container vessel "Milano Bridge" on April 6th 2020 in Busan.
Video How the MSC ZOE lost its containers (Simulation by Marin.nl)
MARIN has done model tests with a model of the msc Zoe in one of its test facilities, to find out what caused the msc Zoe to lose containers and how we can prevent this in the future.
Article Capt. and Marine Pilot Burliegh Oscar Bruno died suddenly on Saturday, January 18
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 January 2020
According to information from “Dominica News Online” and “Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority”
Opinion Rituals around shipping. The „Titanic“ never got its name in a christening...
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 3 March 2020
Do you ever leave the harbour to get on a vessel you will guide along without a ritual? Whatever we trust in, whatever the rituals or traditions you Marine Pilots have - when you board your pilot boats, climb the ladders, get the vessels through the harbour - keep them and cherish them, they are good and they are important.
Article Marine Accident Brief - Collision of Dixie Vandal Tow with Moored Trinity and Tow
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 April 2020
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a Marine Accident Brief about an accident that occurred in March 2019, involving the towing vessel Dixie Vandal, noting that the BNWAS alarm didn't prevent the fatigued pilot from falling asleep.
Video American P&I Club Video: "Safe Boarding – Three Keys" by Danielle Centeno
Found on YouTube. Created by "American P&I Club"
The American P&I Club’s Loss Prevention team is dedicated to protecting the most valuable resource the maritime industry has – the human resource! Earlier this year, the Club hosted local Members, pilots, and industry experts in New York City for a round table discussion entitled “Safe Boarding of Vessels”. Participants discussed boarding procedures and boarding equipment on various types of vessels and solutions for reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls.
In this video, Danielle Centeno – Vice President, Loss Prevention/Survey Compliance – discusses three keys to safe boarding that came out of that session.
For more on safe boarding – and many more safety-related topics – please see the Loss Prevention section of the Club’s website:
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
Part one report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS outside the Sture Terminal in the Hjeltefjord in Hordaland county