Pilot spots dolphins in Kopli Bay (Estonia)
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 7 June 2020
Marine pilot Indrek Sülla (Eesti Loots) spotted dolphins in the waters of Kopli Bay, off the coast of Tallinn, a few days ago. This is a very special event in this region and so far north.
Sülla said that he departed from Vene-Balti Port around 11 a.m. for his usual work.
"We had already left the port and turned on Kopli Lines toward the sea," he recalled. "A boat that follows the pilot was traveling alongside us, when suddenly I look ahead of the boat — two big fins appeared to be gliding along the surface of the water. And then, oh wow, two or three more times — these big creatures appeared. I realized right away that they were dolphins."
According to Sülla, this was quite the delightful surprise for him. "The water has apparently gotten cleaner and warmer in Kopli Bay," he said. "And then twice they even swam under our bow as well."
He said that the dolphins were about two meters in long, with gray backs.
"It was quite the surprising coincidence to see such a thing in my home port," the pilot said. "I know that there have been porpoises here, but there haven't been any dolphins."
On May 22, Finnish public broadcaster Yle reported that dolphins had been spotted in Southern Finland. 13-year-old Keeri Sjöblom caught a trio of bottlenose dolphins on video, first onshore, and then more closely from a boat.
Video Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #5-Yantian-berth
HMM Algeciras at Yantian (8th May)
See the world’s largest containership (24,000 TEU) departing Yantian with a world record number of TEU’s on board (19,621 TEU). Wishing you ‘fair wind and following seas’ HMM Algeciras, through to Suez (25th May) then beyond to Rotterdam (ETA 3rd June), Hamburg (7th June), Antwerp (11th June) & London Gateway (14th June)
Article Pilot transfer arrangements by AMSA
published on 18 November 2019
This notice reminds shipowners, operators, masters, crews, recognised organisations, marine pilots and pilotage providers of the obligation to provide safe pilot transfer arrangements.
Article New app: Pilot´s Tug Assist Tool PTAT - Bollard Pull Calculation for Marine Pilots
by Capt. M. Baykal Yaylai - published on 19 February 2020
Required tug power and number of tugs needed in variable conditions of wind, current and waves isin most cases an assessment made by pilots based on their professional experience. However, assessments will raise questions by lawyers if something goes wrong. They will use tools to calculate what really is needed with respect to tug power and number of tugs. They have furthermore the advantage of time.
Video HMM - Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #6-Yantian-departure
See the world’s largest containership (24,000 TEU) departing Yantian with a world record number of TEU’s on board (19,621 TEU). Wishing you ‘fair wind and following seas’ HMM Algeciras, through to Suez (25th May) then beyond to Rotterdam (ETA 3rd June), Hamburg (7th June), Antwerp (11th June) & London Gateway (14th June).
Video Explosions and major fire on oil tanker MT. JAG LEELA at Belawan, Indonesia.
Found on YouTube. Created by "Digtara TV"
Explosions and major fire on Aframax crude oil tanker MT. JAG LEELA at Belawan, Indonesia. 10 May 3020
Video How to build a safe Pilot Ladder. The production at PTR Holland
PTR Holland - TV Rijnmond 2003
Article What is a SWASH pilot boat? What's the difference to the SWATH technology?
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 June 2020
At the A&R shipyard in Germany, the successful principle of SWATH boats was further developed in 2013: The SWASH principle allows sea-going, smaller and more economical boats.
Video “Harbor Pilot” 1960s Los Angeles Harbor Freighters & Ships Education Film
Harbor Pilot is a short film from 1967 that gives viewers a brief look at what a harbor pilot is and does. The film opens with footage of a sailboat sailing at sea, followed by a shot of a rocky coastline (01:10) and then an aerial view of a modern harbor — the Port of Los Angeles. A large freight ship, SS Gemstone, is out at sea. A harbor pilot stands on land at the Port of Los Angeles, looking out over the harbor. He walks into the pilot station at the entrance to the harbor to check the schedule. He looks through a telescope for an incoming ship (02:35). The pilot walks out onto the dock and climbs into the pilot boat, which he then steers to the incoming ship (03:49). The harbor pilot climbs out of the boat and up the side of the ship. On the bridge, he meets with the ship’s captain and tells the man at the wheel where to go to stay in deep water. The ship moves in toward the docks with the assistance of tugboats (05:10). The film shows several different kinds of buoys out in the harbor. A big dredging machine dredges the harbor (06:25); sand and rocks are pumped through a pipe and onto land. Viewers see ships as they pass each other in the harbor (07:00). A tugboat pushes the ship sideways to get it next to the dock. A heavy rope is lowered from the ship and is tied to the dock. The harbor pilot stands on another large ship as it leaves port and moves through harbor out to sea. A pilot boat comes out to the ship to get the harbor pilot and take him back to shore (08:59). The harbor pilot stands at the bow of the pilot boat as it moves back to port.A maritime pilot, marine pilot, harbor pilot, bar pilot, or simply pilot, is a sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths. They are navigational experts possessing knowledge of the particular waterway such as its depth, currents, and hazards.Normally, the pilot joins an incoming ship prior to the ship's entry into the shallow water at the designated "pilot boarding area" via helicopter or pilot boat and climbs a pilot ladder sometimes up to 40 feet (~12 metres) to the deck of the largest container and tanker ships. Climbing the pilot ladder can be dangerous, even more so in rough seas considering that both the ship to be piloted and the pilot's own vessel are usually both moving. With outgoing vessels, a pilot boat returns the pilot to land after the ship has successfully negotiated coastal waters. The film was made by Arthur Evans, John and Barbara Upton, and Walter Soul, and released by Bailey Films.
Video TRENZ Pilot Plug - Firmware Update (Windows & WiFi)
This video shows how to update the firmware of your TRENZ Pilot Plug using the TRENZ Pilot Plug Manager and a Windows 10 machine.
The TRENZ Pilot Plug Manager is downloadable for free. Get it here: https://manager.trenz-pilotplug.com/
Please visit https://trenz-pilotplug.com/ for more information.