New Pilot Boat DPC Tolka Christened
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 4 February 2020
Dublin Port Company has officially christened its new Pilot Boat, DPC Tolka, in a short ceremony held at Poolbeg Yacht Club. The state-of-the art vessel arrived in Dublin Port in December.
Father Ivan Tonge of Ringsend Parish and Reverend William Black, Port Chaplin from the Mission to Seafarers, blessed the 17.1 metre vessel before the boat’s godmother, Eileen Murray, carried out the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle on its bow. Eileen, a local of Ringsend, is the Vice Commodore of Poolbeg Yacht Club and her father was one of its founding members.
DPC Tolka is the newest addition to the port’s fleet of working vessels, which includes tug boats Shackleton and Beaufort, multi-purpose workboat the Rosbeg, and pilot boats Liffey and Camac. She replaces the Port’s oldest pilot boat Dodder, which was retired from service after 23 years.
DPC Tolka represents a vital upgrade in the provision of pilotage services at the Port and will allow Dublin Port’s team of highly skilled marine pilots to reach and board large ships in all weather conditions from a greater distance out into Dublin Bay. Pilots have been training on the new vessel since her arrival.
Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company, said: “The christening of a new vessel is a longstanding tradition and I cannot think of a more suitable godmother to the Tolka than Vice Commodore Murray, whose family are steeped in Poolbeg Yacht Club’s history. I thank Eileen and the Club for hosting this event today and Dublin Port looks forward to continuing to work closely with both the local community and sailing organisations in the future.”
Article NEW PILOT BOAT DPC TOLKA ARRIVES IN DUBLIN PORT
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 December 2019
Dublin Port Company has taken delivery of a new Pilot Boat, named DPC Tolka. The state-of-the art vessel arrived in Dublin Port having set sail from Great Yarmouth via Lowestoft, Dover, Gosport, Plymouth, Falmouth and Milford Haven.
Article TWO NEW METAL SHARK PILOT BOATS NOW SERVING PORT OF NEW ORLEANS
by Metal Shark Boats - published on 20 November 2019
Jeanerette, LA – November 14th, 2019: Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT).
Article Sixth High-Speed Launch for Delta Pilots
by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding - published on 27 November 2019
Delta Launch Services has ordered a new pilot boat from Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding (Duclos Corporation).
This is the sixth St. John’s Class launch built by the Somerset, Mass. shipyard. Delivery of the new 52-footer is scheduled for July 2020.
Video Ice going pilot boat by Baltic Workboats
Baltic Workboats 16m ice going diesel electric pilot boat
Video Pilot Vessel "DELTA CHARLIE", Rio de la Plata
Found on YouTube 04/03/20. created by @ultrabarqueros / Barqueros de Ultramar
Pilot Vessel "DELTA CHARLIE" Arriving at #Recalada #BoardingStation #KM239,1 #PuntaIndioChannel #RioDeLaPlata #Argentina
This video shows the moment when the Pilot Vessel "DELTA CHARLIE" was arriving at #BoardingPoint #Recalada to embark the Rio de la Plata #Pilots.
You can watch the full video by clicking on the following Link: / Puedes ver el video apretando en el siguiente Link: https://youtu.be/dCEQcDkgsj8
Special appreciation to the Master of the unknown Ship, his Officers and the rest of his Crew.
Special thanks to the Skipper of the Pilot Vessel "DELTA CHARLIE" and all Crew.
Special thanks to the Rio de la Plata Pilot, Mr. Matías CAMARERO and Mr. Pablo LEDESMA.
Date: 17th. March 2020.
Time: 16:26 hours (Local Time).
Video Pilot Boat - Carnival Cruise at Port Canaveral
This is a video of the cruise ship pilot boat that picks up the pilot once he has navigated the ship out of the port. This is a requirement of all cruise ships coming into and leaving out of ports. We also noticed them at the Bahamas. I was able to capture this one on my last cruise leaving out of Port Canaveral... watch as the pilot jumps from the cruise ship to the pilot boat while both are moving! :)
Article Pilot Boat for the Pacific Pilotage Authority
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 January 2020
Ocean Pacific Marine of Vancouver Island BC have been awarded a contract to build and deliver a state of the art 19.9m Pilot Boat for the Pacific Pilotage Authority. The new craft will be all-aluminium construction and built to Lloyd’s Class in accordance with Transport Canada regulations. Designed by Camarc from their Scotland office, this vessel represents the latest in cutting edge pilot boat technology.
Article LYMAN-MORSE ANNOUNCES BALTIC WORKBOATS PARTNERSHIP
by Baltic Workboats AS - published on 15 December 2019
Since 1978 Lyman-Morse has built more than 110 vessels, ranging from aluminum workboats to high-end composite racing yachts and luxury power yachts. “Their experience with so many different building materials opens up a world of new possibilities for our vessels,” says Baltic Workboats’ CEO Margus Vanaselja.
Article GPS (Part 2), physical and technical errors of GNSS - an error analysis
by Capt. Gunter Schütze, Thailand/Germany - published on 26 February 2020
In my announced sequel, the second part of GPS, it is primarily about the technical and physical operational and functional limitations to which GPS is subject. These limitations, in part, have serious implications for the accuracy of GPS, and even go as far as limiting the functionality of GPS in its functions or even making it impossible. In doing so,
Article How AIS Works - Operation of AIS
published on 25 July 2019
The term Automatic Identification System (AIS) refers to a radio system that improves the safety and guidance of vessel traffic by exchanging navigation and other vessel data.