Pilot Ladder Manual - Basic

by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI -
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Pilot Ladder Manual - Basic
This handy pocketbook provides an overview of the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. The text is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and diagrams demonstrating good and bad practice.
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Article Container vessel MSC MIA took down crane in Valencia, Spain

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

One of the biggest ships in the world, 23,000+ TEU container ship MSC MIA, reportedly contacted gantry crane while leaving container terminal at Valencia.

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Video Safety by Finnpilot Pilotage Oy

We work in an extremely safety-critical field and, therefore, safety is one of our three key values. We ensure safety for people, the environment and navigation.

Read more at: www.finnpilotvuosiraportti.fi/en

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Article Hwalein Marine Pilot got accident while boarding

by Video found on YouTube - published

Another accident was reported on YouTube on Feb. 3rd 2020 by akif pradias.
"This video shown how's hwalein pilot got accident while boarding the vessel, its teach us to be more carefully during pilot transfer..."

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Opinion Sea Trials in Stroms at the Entrance to Cork Habour

by Safehaven Marine - published

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.

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Video German Pilots embarking cruise vessel by SWATH Pilot Boat Döse

Found on YouTube. Created by "Strumble".

Recording of cruise ship Pilots boarding from boat at speed

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Video Pilot Vessel Tribulation

Found on YouTube. Created by "Keith Goldie".

Pilot vessel Tribulation shadowing Ramble on Rose out of Cairns .5/10/20

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Opinion Piloting, Autonomous Vessels, AI, and the coffee making machine

by Captain Ricardo Caballero "Themaritimepilot" - published

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.

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Video Time Lapse: Pilotage of the VLCC Pisces Star, Port of Rotterdam.

Time Lapse Video:The deep draught VLCC PISCES STAR is approaching the Port of Rotterdam, after navigating through the Eurogeul and Maasgeul deep water channels in the Southern North Sea. The VLCC is proceeding in Calandkanaal channel to her berth in the Petroleumharbour No. 5.
Before coming alongside the VLCC is stopped and swung in the channel. Four harbour tugs are made fast to assist the manoeuvring vessel. Mooringboats bring the VLCC's steel mooring wires ashore when she is coming alongside the jetty.
Pilot Robert Blonk.

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Video New Pilot Boat arrives at Dublin Port

On December 1st 2019 Dublin Port received a delivery of a new Pilot Boat - DPC Tolka.

This 1,195 horsepower 17.1m Orc vessel with a 5.3m Beam & Range 150 can reach greater distances and will allow Dublin Port’s highly skilled marine pilots to board larger ships in all weathers.

DPC Tolka has allowed Dublin Port to upgrade equipment in line with customer investment in new ships and additional capacity on existing routes.

Designed by French Naval Architect Pantocarene for both fuel efficiency and performance in challenging weather conditions, DPC Tolka features the latest navigational and safety equipment on board, including a dedicated Pilot workstation in the wheelhouse and hydraulic Man Overboard Recovery Platform at the stern.

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