Ship Handling (Herve Baudu)

Ship Handling (Herve Baudu)
Suggested required reading for all mariners no matter where they work: on rivers, in open seas, in narrow passages or limited draft conditions. A good balance between theory and practical hands-on approach with excellent illustrated examples. Consists of three parts: 1) the ship's capabilities and its manoeuvring gear; 2) the forces which set the ship moving; 3) the ship as it manoeuvres (mooring, sailing in shallow waters, port manoeuvres, etc.).
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Opinion Pilotage Wisdom

by Frank Diegel - published

"An old experienced pilot sometimes loses a ship by his assurance and over confidence of his knowledge, as effectually as a young pilot does by his ignorance and want of experience."
Let us remind ourselves every day of the principles of safe seamanship...

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Opinion Comment of Harry Klenner: Harbour pilots and climate change

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Comment of Harry Klenner (Presidente de la Asociación Chilena de Prácticos de Puerto): Nowadays, apart from having to take measures to avoid contagion with the Covid-19, port pilots have to consider another factor that has become present on the planet and which, by the way, our country has not been unaware of.

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Video A day on a tugboat, time lapse edition

Found on YouTube. Created by "EpicFred"

An entire day caught in a time lapse. Up and down the river twice.
Cool prospective 12000 TEU ship Turing min 2:00. !

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Article New Website PilotladderSafety.com

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Recently, Herman Broers launched the website PilotladderSafety.com.
This website’s goal is to increase pilot ladder safety by showing good practice examples regarding the rigging and use of pilot ladder arrangements . Do it right the first time!

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Article Cargo ship RIMINI collided with lock gate, Kiel Canal

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

The ship could not slow down and sailed against the Old North Lock - “Alte Schleuse Nord”.

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Article Who is a Marine Pilot? Comment by Reshma Nilofer Naha

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Comment and photos by Reshma Nilofer Naha
India's first female Marine Pilot (Kalkata Port Trust)

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Video Lita Ocean 15m Pilot Boat

Found on YouTube. Created by "Yd Yeo".
MPA 7 and MPA 8 are our latest 15m Pilot Boat built for the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.

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Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published

There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.

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Video Bulk Carrier sailing from Liverpool Docks stern-first

Found on YouTube. Created by "Tim Nuttall".

Bulk Carrier "Jasmine A" leaving Gladstone lock stern-first with 3 tugs

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Video La Coruna pilot boat Offshore in Gale & Ship boarding trials

Found on YouTube. Created by "Frank Kowalski".

Here’s a pretty cool video covering the recent sea trials we undertook with the La Coruna pilot boat. Some nice gale footage 20 miles offshore, and the fun we had trying to land the drone back down in high winds as well as alongside ship handling trials with the Taccola, operating out of Cork Harbour at present.

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