NEW PILOT BOAT DPC TOLKA ARRIVES IN DUBLIN PORT

Dublin Port Company has taken delivery of a new Pilot Boat, named DPC Tolka. The state-of-the art vessel arrived in Dublin Port having set sail from Great Yarmouth via Lowestoft, Dover, Gosport, Plymouth, Falmouth and Milford Haven. Read more...

Marine-Pilots.com says thank you for more than 44,000 page views in 7 weeks!

It all started with the idea and vision of a large community of Marine Pilots, bringing people and organisations together. A web portal that gathers all the information for the pilot industry, makes all the stakeholders visible and gives the world's pilots an opportunity to exchange ideas among themselves. Read more...

Sixth High-Speed Launch for Delta Pilots

Delta Launch Services has ordered a new pilot boat from Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding (Duclos Corporation). This is the sixth St. John’s Class launch built by the Somerset, Mass. shipyard. Delivery of the new 52-footer is scheduled for July 2020. Read more...

‘Smart Ports. Piers of the future' brings together six large ports

For the first time, the ports of Antwerp, Barcelona, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal and Rotterdam come together to showcase their most advanced digital transformation and sustainability projects at their dedicated ‘Smart Ports’ exhibit Read more...

TWO NEW METAL SHARK PILOT BOATS NOW SERVING PORT OF NEW ORLEANS

Jeanerette, LA – November 14th, 2019: Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT). Read more...

Pilot transfer arrangements by AMSA

This notice reminds shipowners, operators, masters, crews, recognised organisations, marine pilots and pilotage providers of the obligation to provide safe pilot transfer arrangements. Read more...

Report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS

Part one report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS outside the Sture Terminal in the Hjeltefjord in Hordaland county Read more...

Safe working with harbour cranes

To minimize the risk of a vessel allision with a terminal gantry crane, the American Harbor and Docking Pilots Association recommends that all terminal operators with gantry cranes adopt the following Best Practices. Read more...

The Road Towards Autonomous Ship Handling with Tugs

Currently, several means of transport are undergoing an accelerated development towards automation and automated movements. This development will also impact future ship handling with tugs. A glimpse into the future of tug boat operation. Read more...

The difficulty of finding marine pilot-specific information on the Internet

Who is a pilot and how do I find information about this great job on the Internet? Read more...

Maritime Big Data in Demand - Vessels on a Map Is No Longer Cutting It

In the last couple of years several paid as well as free tools have made it easier than ever to access vessels on a map. Although vessels shown on a map have their place, authorities and industry are understanding the greater potential and value of the underlying AIS data. Read more...

Electronic Chart Standards: IHO ECDIS and ENC

Found on YouTube: Tom Mellor - C​hairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG) and Head of Digital Standards at the UKHO - explains what the IHO's ECDIS and ENC Standards mean. Read more...

Command or Control?

“Piloting the vessels was there since there was a sea transportation” This is one of the most popular and might be most proud phrase for pilots. During the maritime history, piloting the vessels evolved in many aspects, however main core is never changed; trustworthy colleague from neighbourhood will be close by for safe passage. Read more...

Origins of the IMPA pilot mark

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. Read more...

The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre Delivers Joint Training to Houston Pilots and G&H Towing Tug Masters

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Safer shipping over ice

Every ship transporting goods to, from or through the Arctic wants to find the fastest and safest way through or around the ice. Even service ice breakers save considerable amounts of time and fuel when they choose an easy path through the ice opposed to a straight path. Read more...

A contempt for pilot safety and total disregard for the contents of the SOLAS Convention.

Tuesday, October 1st is the start date of the latest International Maritime Pilot Association's annual Safety Campaign. Previous campaigns by the association have consistently shown results of pilot ladder deficiencies around the 20% mark. Read more...

Pilot Transfer Arrangements

Most pilot embarkations and disembarkations around the world, are still carried out using a traditional pilot ladder, consisting of wooden steps supported and secured by side ropes. Read more...

Shiphandling at shipyards, never a dull moment...

Drydocking or undocking is always a difficult task, particularly with a “dead” vessel (no power/propulsion) and the wind blowing on the ship's side. Read more...

Tonci Regjo: Split Harbour Pilot

Text and photos by Tonci Regjo Pilot for the Split Harbour Read more...

Who is a Marine Pilot? Comment by Reshma Niofer Naha

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

#DangerousLadders on Facebook

A valuable campaign managed by Chris Young, Kevin Vallance and others, which we found on Facebook . Read more...

Safe through polar waters with NAUTITEC

NAUTITEC conducts Basic and Advanced Polar Code Trainings Read more...

German pilots establish the "Pilot Information Assistant - PIA" project

The PIA project of German pilots is a great maritime success story and ensures greater safety and efficiency on German shipping routes. Thus, with no exceptions, all of the approx. 890 German maritime and port traffic controllers could be gathered for use of the PIA system and its PPU. Read more...

Support hashtag #MarinePilots

To better bundle all articles and messages about Marine / Maritime Pilots I would like to suggest the Hashtag #MARINEPILOTS. We can use it well here on LinkedIn, but also for other social media like Twitter. Read more...

Photographer Michela Canalis becomes Partner of Marine-Pilots.com

Announcement from www.Marine-Pilots.com: Read more...

Pilots and ship´s Captains

Lately there has been a considerable increase in opinions of seagoing ship´s masters complaining about pilotage services, expressed whether as LinkedIn articles and comments or in some reputable industry magazines. Read more...

Send us links of interesting articles

If you wrote an interesting article yourself or made great photos or video recordings that you would like to make permanently accessible to the large Marine Pilots Community here, send it to us! Read more...

The use of helmets... or “Why Do Pilots Not Wear Helmets?”

photo and article by Luis Vale, Portugal Read more...

The scariest 15 minutes of my life

An authentic report by Marine Pilot Capt. Agha Umar Habib (Port of Sohar, Oman) about a dramatic incident on July 23, 2019. Read more...

IcePad, Smart download and view satellite images of sea-ice

Download and view satellite images of sea-ice on your mobile device or PC within an intuitive map-based interface. Read more...

How AIS Works - Operation of AIS

The term Automatic Identification System (AIS) refers to a radio system that improves the safety and guidance of vessel traffic by exchanging navigation and other vessel data. Read more...

Danish Butter Cookies...

Why “Danish Butter Cookies” are a part of the standard navigational equipment… Read more...

The magnetic north pole migration - What a Pilot should know

The Arctic magnetic pole does not move anymore. It runs, faster and faster. In recent years, even faster than expected. Therefore, geo-researchers have now had an unscheduled change to their world model and adjust their calculations, so that navigation with compass and other navigation aids such as a Pilot Plug, used by pilots around the world, continue to work. Read more...

Ship ahoy! Using AIS data

How LUXSPACE uses AIS messages to monitor worldwide shipping traffic Read more...