Comment of Harry Klenner: Harbour pilots and climate change
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 16 June 2020
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. I am referring to climate change, which has seriously affected our coasts with its episodes of tidal waves and abnormal swells, which have increased significantly in recent times, going from 23 episodes in 2008 to 40 in 2019 and 24 so far this year, affecting port activity and therefore the services provided.
When these situations occur, the Maritime Authority is forced to restrict activities in the ports, so that they are carried out safely and within the parameters and criteria established in the respective manoeuvrability studies prepared by each dock or terminal, with the ultimate aim of avoiding accidents that may harm either personnel, vessels, port facilities or the environment and that may result in greater and sometimes irreparable losses.
These changes, which undoubtedly affect shipping planning, should be considered today by all those involved in the maritime port area, so that they can adapt their operations in a timely manner, in order to reduce the potential economic losses that in one way or another will affect them and thus also reduce their effect on the logistics chain, so important in these days of pandemic that we are living.
One way of reducing the effects of these changes, which are likely to become more frequent, and therefore reduce the risks in the manoeuvres carried out by pilots, is to improve the instruments for measuring meteorological and oceanographic parameters, in order to have more technical information in a timely manner to carry out a thorough and detailed analysis and prediction of the phenomena that are coming and to be able to adapt to port maritime planning sufficiently in advance; In addition, port infrastructure and sheltering works, such as those in developed countries, should be improved in order to reduce the effect of storm surges on docks and terminals.
Taking into account the future port development of the country, it is essential that in the planning and construction of new ports that are considered to be made on our coasts, climate change and its consequences on port operations and maneuvers must be considered as a relevant factor in their execution and the necessary resources must be allocated for their mitigation.
Video Angostura Inglesa ("English Narrows")
2 48° South 074° West
"Angostura Inglesa" is, without a doubt, the most important natural obstacle in navigating the South American channels, as it is a winding step that requires two changes of course close to 90 °, subject to a tidal regime and Considerable currents, which is also affected by the frequent bad times of the Gulf of Penas, forces sailors to face it with caution and take adequate security measures.
Article Marine-Pilots.com: Login, comment function and new logo online
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 February 2020
Marine-Pilots.com has launched some new important features: Marine Pilots can register to our website and comment articles and videos now. And take a look at the new logo.
Article Trusteddocks: Bottleneck at Shipyards and Resulting Price Increases Ahead
by trusteddocks.com GmbH - published on 30 June 2020
This market intelligence allows all interested parties to measure the shipyards industry and to follow flows in demand and supply, enabling shipping companies’ management to make informed, fact-based decisions on docking requirements.
Video Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #4-Ningbo-navigating
View from the Bridge as the pilot navigates our 24,000 TEU vessel through the busy shipping channel safely to its berth. HMM thanks all the Pilots, Tug-Masters and Berthing Gangs for their important role in the safe passage of our fleet.
Video Trinidad and Tobago Pilots' Association Anniversary
Trinidad and Tobago Pilots' Association Anniversary
Article Port of Townsville to expand pilot boat fleet
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 24 January 2020
The Port of Townsville, northern Australia’s largest multi-cargo port, is expanding its fleet of pilot boats to four.
The Port has awarded Hart Marine a $3 million contract to build a 17.3m ORC vessel that is due for delivery later in 2020. The new high-tech vessel will be slightly longer but have the same design features as the PV Osprey which was delivered by Hart Marine in late 2017.
Video Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV" - Puerto la Plata
Found on YouTube.
Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV" /On board Pilot Boat "KOON" #PilotVessel #CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata #RioDeLaPlata #Argentina #Argentine
On this video (with original sound), you can watch the Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV", underway inside the #CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata to the Boarding Position at Zona Comun to Embark and Disembark Pilots. The video was filmed, on board the Pilot Vessel "KOON".-
#CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata #RioDeLaPlata #Argentina
Date: 17th. June 2020.
Time: 10:03 hours (Local Time).
Special appreciation to the Skipper of the Pilot Boat "SIRIUS IV", his Chief Engineer and his Bosun.
Special appreciation to the Skipper of the Pilot Boat "KOON", his Chief Engineer and his Bosun.
Video Welcome to Driver's Ed...For Supertankers
It turns out that supertankers and cruise ships have valets. They're called maritime pilots, and they're among the most elite ship handlers in the world. So where does one go to learn how to park the largest ships in the world? To the Maritime Pilots Institute in Covington, La. There, they use mini-versions of the behemoth boats to teach the basics. All aboard!