Safehaven Marine delivers a new Interceptor 48, 15m Pilot Vessel to the San Juan Bay Pilots, Puerto Rico.
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 11 May 2020
Safehaven Marine have delivered one our Interceptor 48 pilot vessels to the San Juan Bay Pilots, Puerto Rico. This marks Safehaven Marines 41st pilot boat delivered to portsWorldwide. ‘Harbor Thunder’ a very striking design, she is powered by a pair of Cummins QSM11 engines at a heavy duty rating of 450hp, allowing the vessel an economical continuous operational speed of 22-23kts. ‘Harbor Thunder’ accommodates 2 crew and 4 pilots in her main cabin, all on shock mitigation seating and also incorporates a compact galley with fridge and sink. A highly operator friendly central helm position with a full array of Garmin electronic navigation and radio communication equipment including Radar, GPS plotter, VHF, deck hailer, AIS and CCTV coverage of boarding areas. The vessels design enables her to accommodate a further 6 persons on seating in her spacious forward cabin which also incorporates live aboard facilities for her crew featuring a separate heads compartment and dinette area. Fitted out to a very high standard especially for hot climates and incorporating a 27,000btu Dometic air-onditioning, unit she provides her crew and pilots a very safe and comfortable working environment.
Safehaven’s proven ‘sacrificial’ fender system is incorporated allowing boarding impacts to be significantly cushioned and providing a high degree of protection to the hull especially in rough conditions. Our proven MOB recovery system is fitted on the transom allowing a casualty to be easily recovered in a MOB situation and is the result of over 15 years experience in building pilot craft, experience that ensures all aspects of the crafts design and engineering is capable of withstanding one of the toughest marine roles allowing the port to ensure continuous, reliable pilotage capabilities. A new design pilot boarding ladder arrangement is fitted forward with a cross over walkway between port and s/tbd ladders allowing safe passage across the
For 100 years the San Juan Bay Pilots have ensured the safe and efficient movement of all type of vessels that transit San Juan Bay area, ensuring the flow of goods between San Juan and the world. San Juan Bay is an inlet adjacent to Old San Juan in northeastern Puerto Rico, a Caribbean island and unincorporated within U.S. territory. The Bay is approx 3.5miles in length, and is the largest body of water in an estuary of about 97 square miles of channels, inlets and eight interconnected lagoons and can be subject to shifting currents, tides, high winds and heavy rain creating challenging conditions for pilotage, and one of the reasons the San
Juan Bay pilots chose Safehaven’s Interceptor 48 Pilot, well proven for its strength and seakeeping.
Safehaven Marine currently have in construction and on order six pilot boats across five continents globally, a fine testimony to the excellent reputation we have established for building high quality pilot craft with excellent performance and seakeeping abilities.
Video New pilot boat "Harbor Thunder" transporting to San Juan
Found on YouTube. Created by Stephen Rivera.
Video Inbound San Juan harbor new pilot boat build by Safehaven marine
Found on YouTube. Created by Stephen Rivera.
Inbound San Juan harbor new pilot boat build by Safehaven marine
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 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 Canaveral Pilots Partners with Glosten/Ray Hunt for Electric Pilot Boat
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 10 February 2020
Canaveral Pilots Association (Canaveral Pilots) has partnered with naval architecture firms Glosten and Ray Hunt Design (Ray Hunt) on a pilot/demonstration project for the design, construction, and operation of an electric pilot boat. The boat will feature a battery-electric propulsion system with an emergency 'get home' diesel engine. Once in service, it will serve as one of two primary boats for supporting pilotage operations in Port Canaveral.
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 Self-Righting Test Fast Pilot Launch for Dutch Pilots (2012)
Found on YouTube. Created by Marijn van Hoorn.
Self-Righting Test Fast Pilot Launch for Dutch Pilots. Test executed by Holland Diesel Maassluis and Scheepswerf Made for Nederlands Loodswezen. Location: Port of Maassluis
Video Best of Safehaven Marines rough weather seakeeping trials 2009 2013 compilation
Found on YouTube.
Compilation video of the best rough weather sea trial moments from 2009-2013 by Safehaven Marine
Article SevenCs Shakes Up Digital Navigation for Pilots and Professional Mariners
by Marine-Pilots.com - published today
SevenCs, part of the ChartWorld Group, is pleased to announce the release of our ground-breaking ORCA™ Pilot X software. Originally designed as a primary navigation aid for Pilots, ORCA Pilot X is the industry’s leading tool for professional navigators. In an industry first, ORCA Pilot X is being offered as a free download on the Apple AppStore for iOS tablets.
Article Marine Pilots are experts in trusting. They simple have to be....
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 13 February 2020
„In God we trust“ - this short sentence can be found on the one dollar note.
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