Safehaven Marine based in Ireland have just delivered a pilot vessel for operations at the Port of Berbera in
Somaliland, Africa. ‘Sanaag’ is one of Safehaven’s Interceptor 38 pilot vessels, at 11.9m LOA, a very capable design which proves economical to operate, yet capable of dealing with very rough seas and challenging boarding conditions when required.
She has been built for DP World Berbera to be given to the Somaliland Ports Authority. The build and sea
trials were managed fully by P&O Maritime Logistics. This is the fourth pilot boat that Safehaven Marine
have supplied to the DP World, all of which were delivered on time and have operated very successfully and
reliably over the years, this no doubt was a significant factor when the group required another new pilot
vessel, and with Sanaag being the 43rd pilot vessel Safehaven Marine have supplied, they were secure in the knowledge that they were working with a builder with a vast range of experience in this specialised sector. A repeat customer is always a fine endorsement for any boat builder.
‘Sanaag’ is powered by Caterpillar C7 350hp engines and ZF V drive gearboxes through conventional
sterngear providing her with a 18-20kts operational speed, she has a 5 person capacity for 4 pilots and
helmsman in her main cabin, all on CAB suspension seating with her helm position being centrally positioned
to allow excellent control and visibility to the coxswain during both port and st/bd boarding’s. The
Interceptor design features a central cabin configuration allowing a useful aft deck area and a clear wide
pilot boarding area forward. Below decks the design also features a spacious f/wd cabin which can
accommodate additional passengers when required. The hull is heavily fendered all round with a
combination of main gunwale, diagonals and a lower run as well as also employing Safehaven’s own special
sacrificial boarding fender providing additional protection at the shoulders. A bow pusher also allows her to
assist in docking of small ships in Port if called upon. High and low level pilot boarding railings as well as a
Hadrian safety rail ensure safety on deck. MOB recovery is via Safehaven’s well proven transom lift, of easy
manual operation it can quickly be deployed to safely recover a casualty from the water. An aft deck external
steering position facilitates the safe manoeuvring of the boat in any recovery situation. Fitted with a full
array of navigation equipment with Radar, GPS plotter, sounder, AIS and Sailor VHF radios, as well as a full
CCTV system covering all areas of the boat. The main cabin is fitted out to a high standard and is fully climate
controlled with twin 18,000 btu air conditioning units for redundancy ensuring a comfortable environment
for her crew and pilots during transits.
‘Sanaag’ Safehaven’s Interceptor 38 alongside one of their Interceptor 48’s during rough weather sea
trials, both designs are renowned for their excellent seakeeping abilities.
Opinion Sea Trials in Stroms at the Entrance to Cork Habour
by Safehaven Marine - published on 3 March 2020
The entrance to Cork Harbour situated on the South coast of Ireland can produce some pretty extreme sea states during the winter storm months. There are two main factors that influence the sea state at the entrance, the first being the ebbing tide, the second being shoaling waters over the Harbour Rock, this is situated at the entrance to the Harbour off Roches Point lighthouse, right in the middle between the Western and Eastern channel entrances.
Article Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) is seeking for new pilot boats
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 April 2020
Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) is seeking a contractor to build and deliver a new pilot vessel as part of a major project to upgrade its fleet of vessels. The contract for the work is currently being put out to tender and interested parties are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 8 May, 17.00.
Video Pilot boats in Storm Ciara video & 3 boats together inc boardings
Video Pilot Boat for sale: ProZero 12m DC lightpilot
The pilot vessel is located in Denmark.
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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.
Video Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV" - Puerto la Plata
Found on YouTube.
Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV" /On board Pilot Boat "KOON" #PilotVessel #CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata #RioDeLaPlata #Argentina #Argentine
On this video (with original sound), you can watch the Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV", underway inside the #CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata to the Boarding Position at Zona Comun to Embark and Disembark Pilots. The video was filmed, on board the Pilot Vessel "KOON".-
#CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata #RioDeLaPlata #Argentina
Date: 17th. June 2020.
Time: 10:03 hours (Local Time).
Special appreciation to the Skipper of the Pilot Boat "SIRIUS IV", his Chief Engineer and his Bosun.
Special appreciation to the Skipper of the Pilot Boat "KOON", his Chief Engineer and his Bosun.
Article TWO NEW METAL SHARK PILOT BOATS NOW SERVING PORT OF NEW ORLEANS
by Metal Shark Boats - published on 20 November 2019
Article SWATH & SWASH Technology - Smoother pilot boarding
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 3 July 2020
Video Oversized Kasko through Kiel Canal by NAUTITEC / KOTUG / BIJMA
Found on YouTube. Created by "AveSolutions".
Going Beyond Borders. The first oversized Kasko (120m x 40m) passed the Holtenau locks at Kiel on her way from the Neptun shipyard in Rostock to Meyer shipyard in Papenburg.
The planning and simulation study on this towage has been performed by NAUTITEC and KOTUG, with the great assistance of pilots and Kiel canal authorities on behalf of Meyer shipyard.
Produced by AVE-Solutions in order of Nautitec, Kotug and Bijma Sleepdiensten.
Video How not to climb down a Pilot Ladder
The video was found on some social media channels in June 2020.
When so many elementary mistakes are made and so many risks are taken, this is exactly what can happen!
It's a demonstrative example of an unprofessional action:
1) Where is the life jacket?
2) No backpack on the shoulders. Use a rope to have the backpack lifted by the deck crew.
3) Where is the rest of the crew (on vessel / on the small boat) for safe assistance?
What other mistakes have you discovered?
We do not put videos of accidents on our website out of voyeurism. We would like to point out that the work of a pilot or a seafarer is always dangerous, especially when embarking and disembarking!
These incidents should be a warning. It can hit anyone out of carelessness.
Dear people, please always be mindful and always think of your safety!
We hope no one was seriously injured.