New Zealand MPA Guidance to manage COVID19
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 22 April 2020
Banks, the following information is intended to provide guidance to support New Zealand’s
Maritime Pilots to carry out their critical functions.
Article How to Avoid Catching COVID19 whilst Piloting
by The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association - published on 31 March 2020
The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association (UKMPA) has all been inundated with CV19 communications from all manner of sources in the last few weeks. Here is a condensed collection of information from the UKMPA.
Article Corona causes financial impact on some Marine Pilots
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 April 2020
Fewer vessels in voyage mean less pilotage and this means less income for many Pilots. Not every Pilot is an employee and many pilots are self-employed and organised in a brotherhood per example. They are earning only money if they are piloting a vessel. No vessel – no money.
Opinion Piloting in the Corona Era - Understanding differences in COVID-19 mitigating procedures
by Herman Broers - Rotterdam / Netherlands - published on 20 April 2020
As the world struggles with the Covid-19 virus, the maritime world is being hit hard, not only economically, but also socially and operationally. Iin shipping there are no borders.
Video Porthos Lima, presented during the 53rd EMPA GENERAL MEETING
Conapra's Technical Director, the pilot Porthos Lima, presented during the 53rd EMPA GENERAL MEETING the application developed for smartphones, inspired by the 2017 IMPA SECURITY CAMPAIGN. This tool allows pilots to report deficiencies in the Pilot Packing Arrangements and ship equipment, and these reports are instantly available to all Brazilian pilots. In the presentation Mr. Lima, representative of the Brazilian Maritime Pilots Association, showed how the App works and presented its features.
Read the full article about this app here
Article Electronic Chart Standards: IHO ECDIS and ENC
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 October 2019
Found on YouTube:
Tom Mellor - Chairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG) and Head of Digital Standards at the UKHO - explains what the IHO's ECDIS and ENC Standards mean.
Article Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 20 February 2020
The American Pilots’ Association has sent a letter to state pilotage authorities across the United States on behalf of approximately 1,200 American ship pilots to improve safety pilot safety following the death of a New York pilot in December.
Article Unofficial internal company timeline report of the ship accident in Busan 6 April 2020
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 14 April 2020
"ONE - MSQ Accident News No. 31": ONE operated 13,900 TEU vessel “M/V Milano Bridge” has collided with gantry cranes and another vessel while approaching berth at PNC #8. This was the first berthing for phasing-in after Dry Dock.
Article Safe through polar waters with NAUTITEC
by VEUS Shipping - published on 10 September 2019
NAUTITEC conducts Basic and Advanced Polar Code Trainings
Video Transfer Of Marine Pilots At Sea
This video briefly describes the special operation of transfer of marine pilots at sea
Video The Maritime Professional during Covid19 - Meet Ivana-Maria Carrioni-Burnett
In this episode we have a chance to meet Ivana-Maria Carrioni-Burnett, a Marine Pilot from the UK who works on the River Thames.
Ivana highlights the concerns and fear that can be felt by those working in the maritime industry during COVID19. On the vessel, the seafarers are in their own isolation, or 'families' and then the pilot and other port personnel come onboard and they may be asymptomatic. For the port personnel, they aren't sure if the crew might be infected. Then there are the families - for the seafarers, they are often far from their families and are not sure when they may have a chance to see them again. For the pilots and port personnel, they need to go home to their families and may be concerned that they could be bringing COVID into the household. Through it all there is a need to keep healthy and happy.
Ivana's Top Tips include so many more than I was able to keep in the video, but the key is really community and communication.
- communicate and be kind to each other
- share your culture and faith, take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about each other
- exercise, even if you don't have a gym onboard, you can make weights with water, heft tins - just be careful not to drop on the deckhead! (maybe there's an old piece of carpet lying around?)
- quiz nights, taking turns setting up the quizzes, or sharing quizzes between ships
- setting up an onboard library with books and music
What are your top tips for keeping healthy and happy onboard?