SWATH and SWASH are interesting technologies that allow a vessel to sail much more calmly in high waves. A stable and calm position of the ship is especially important for pilot boarding. We have put together some content (articles and videos) about SWATH and SWASH on our website over the course of time. At the end of this article you will find more information and facts as related content.
Swath@A&R – An Idea on the Rise
For thousands of years ships have been firmly anchored in human identity. They have benefited and advanced the human kind in countless ways. And yet all along this amazing journey seafarers have been plagued by seasickness, an incessant and relentless nausea caused by the ship’s rolling and rocking. Many experts have tried to find the remedy for the persistent ailment, but always with moderate success.
That is, until Abeking & Rasmussen took up the challenge in 1999 in their usual, intense way and set new standards in on-board comfort and seakeeping with the development of the SWATH technology. Since then, the shipyard delivered almost 30 extremely accomplished SWATH@A&R (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) vessels that owe their success to one groundbreaking advantage – stable and calm voyage even in high and stormy seas. With the innovative technology the shipyard won accolades across the shipbuilding world and took its rightful place as the world market leader in this highly promising industry sector.
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Article What is a SWASH pilot boat? What's the difference to the SWATH technology?
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 June 2020
Video Finnpilot: Development of a self-righting pilot boat
Video Lesath and Procyon. Pilot vessels at the Port of Rotterdam
Video New Pilot Vessel "SEA MASTER" / Bulk Carrier Ship "TAI HAWK"
Found on YouTube. Created by @ultrabarqueros / Barqueros de Ultramar.
New Pilot Vessel "SEA MASTER" / On board Bulk Carrier Ship "TAI HAWK" - Arriving at #Recalada #BoardingStation #KM239_1 #PuntaIndioChannel #RioDeLaPlata #Argentine
Nueva Lancha de Prácticos "SEA MASTER" / A bordo del Buque de Transporte a Granel "TAI HAWK" - Llegando a Recalada #EstaciónDeEmbarque KM 239,1 del Canal Punta Indio, del Río de La Plata #Argentina
This video (original sound) was filmed on board Bulk Carrier Ship "TAI HAWK" (IMO Number: 9284556) and shows the moment when the Pilot Vessel "SEA MASTER" was arriving at #BoardingPoint #Recalada to disembark the Rio de la Plata #Pilots.
Este video (sonido original) fue filmado a bordo del Buque de Transporte a Granel "TAI HAWK" (Número IMO: 9284556) y muestra el momento en que el Buque de Prácticos "SEA MASTER" estaba llegando al Punto de Embarque en #Recalada para desembarcar los Prácticos del Río de la Plata.
You can watch the full video by clicking on the following Link: / Puedes ver el video apretando en el siguiente Enlace: https://youtu.be/CUgm8KcMxr0
Special appreciation to the Master of the Vessel "TAI HAWK", his Officers and the rest of his Crew.
Agradecimiento especial al Capitán del Buque "TAI HAWK", sus Oficiales y el resto de su Tripulación.
Special thanks to the Skipper of the Pilot Vessel "SEA MASTER", Mr. Walter ZOFF and his Bosun Mr. Gabriel BETTI.
Agradecimiento especial al Patrón de la Lancha de Prácticos "SEA MASTER", el Sr. Walter ZOFF y su Contramaestre Sr. Gabriel BETTI.
Special thanks to the Rio de la Plata #Pilot, Mr. Daniel DIAZ ( @capitandanieldiaz ).
Agradecimiento especial al #Práctico del Río de la Plata, Sr. Daniel DIAZ.
Date /Fecha: 23rd. April 2020/ 23 Abril 2020.
Time /Hora: Since: 16:50 Till: 16:55 hours (Local Time) / Desde: 16:50 Hasta: 16:55 horas (Hora Local).
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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 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?
Video Video Interview with Capt Karanjikar, Founder President AIMPA
Found on YouTube. Created by "The Shipping Tribune".
All India Marine Pilot Association has been formed by a Group of Mariners who care for "safety and security" of the Marine Pilots.
Although a lot of our Indian seafarers felt the dire need of such a body, it was only after the unfortunate and untimely demise of Capt V P Gupta following his fall from the ladder on 8th August 2019, that pilots and like-minded individuals started expressing their displeasure about the 'Eco-system'. Capt. Virendra Mishra, C.E.O., The Shipping Tribune, had the opportunity to interview Capt. Gajanan Karanjikar, Founder President- All India Marine Pilots Association (In Formation).
The interview focused on the following issues:
1. The association has started with the aim of improving the entire eco system of pilot boarding arrangements. How do you plan to achieve this?
2. One of the policies of AIMPA is "Reform the pilot recruitment & licensing " Pls tell us about the reforms you intend to bring.
3. The main objective is "Safety & security of the pilots". Have you done any survey with pilots what are their existing concerns about safety & security?
4. There is a need for data collection for accidents and near misses. How will the association ensure this mammoth task with all major and non majors ports and terminals?
5. What role maritime administration can play in your opinion to minimise the risk and threat to the safety of pilots?
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