Rio de Janeiro Pilots have a new president

Everton Schmidt assumed the position with the commitment to maintain the activities during the new coronavirus pandemic. Read more...

Next Generation Shipyards in Lauwersoog aptly proud on first pilot ship

They are very proud at Next Generation Shipyards in Lauwersoog; the brand-new tender for the Dutch Pilotage is ready in the harbor. Costs: 3.5 million euros. Read more...

Because of Corona Embargo? Navy boat rams German cruise liner off Venezuela - and sinks

A patrol boat of the Navy of Venezuela sank in international waters after apparently shooting and ramming a German cruise ship. Allegedly the "Resolute" was to be diverted off course. Read more...

Costa Diadema transits Suez under remote pilotage

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Admiral Osama Rabie announced the successful transit of the Italian passenger ship COSTA DIADEMA in the northbound convoy through the new Suez Canal, coming from the United Arab Emirates heading to Italy. Special measures were applied, as 65 Coronavirus cases were reported on board which required piloting the vessel remotely through pilotage team boarded on two escorting tugs in full coordination with the transit control offices and navigation monitoring stations in a first of its kind scenario in the history of the Suez Canal. Read more...

How to Avoid Catching COVID19 whilst Piloting

The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association (UKMPA) has all been inundated with CV19 communications from all manner of sources in the last few weeks. Here is a condensed collection of information from the UKMPA. Read more...

Demands made by the Pacific Pilotage Authority on the shipping industry following the death of US Pilot Dennis Sherwood

The Pacific Pilotage Authority says: "There is a common misunderstanding amongst vessel operators that vessels built prior to 2012 are exempt from some of the requirements for pilot transfer arrangements. This is incorrect...". Read more...

IMPA is hosting examples of best practice and protocols during Covid-19 times

IMPA has published examples of best practice together with a letter from Capt. Simon Pelletier, President of IMPA. Read more...

Wärtsilä simulation technology creating an essential testing environment for smart marine solutions

The technology group Wärtsilä has delivered a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in the city of Rauma, Finland. These will be used as an essential enabler in the Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory (ISTLAB) project, which aims at creating a technically precise testing environment for remotely controlled, autonomous vessels. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the 4th quarter of 2019. Read more...

Current status of the next upcoming Maritime Pilots' events

What events and meetings for Maritime Pilots are scheduled? Which events are canceled or postponed? An overview on Marine-Pilots.com: Read more...

Information & Rules of conduct for maritime pilots regarding COVID-19

Information about Corona, COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. Read more...

Three Pilot Boats for Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA)

Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO) recently secured a contract from the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to construct and deliver three pilot boats. Read more...

Pilot Boat 12m for sale in Denmark, Pro:Zero 12m DC - Light Pilot

Build year: 2015, Lenght overall: 12.0m, Beam overall: 3.0m, Draft (full load): 0.95, Engine: 1 Volvo Penta D6 330hk Read more...

Norman R. Wright & Sons Build Pilot Boats For PNG Ports Corporation

Queensland and one of Australia’s longest serving custom commercial and recreational boat builders, Norman R. Wright & Sons, has secured the contract to build 2 new custom designed 14.8 metre Pilot Boats for PNG Ports Corporation from Papua New Guinea. Read more...

Unconfirmed reports say a pilot boat collided with the container ship GODSPEED in Taipei, Taiwan.

Apparently there were two crew members on board, but no pilot. One of crew was recovered and declared dead, another one, skipper of the boat, is missing. Read more...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for shipping industry by ICS

Thursday 5th March – The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued brand new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 22-page document has been produced in collaboration with prominent international bodies. Read more...

Offers of used Pilot Boats welcome

One of our clients in Europe is looking for a small Pilot Boat (35-36 ft.) to buy. Read more...
Opinion

Harbor Pilots, the Boeing 737 MAX and Automation

The debate is whether highly skilled pilots could have successfully overcome the recent Boeing 737 MAX computer deficiencies. Will this question eventually be relevant to harbor pilot skills? Read more...
Opinion

Rituals around shipping. The „Titanic“ never got its name in a christening...

Do you ever leave the harbour to get on a vessel you will guide along without a ritual? Whatever we trust in, whatever the rituals or traditions you Marine Pilots have - when you board your pilot boats, climb the ladders, get the vessels through the harbour - keep them and cherish them, they are good and they are important. Read more...

Pilot Boat 12m for sale in Denmark, Pro:Zero 12m DC - Light Pilot

Build year: 2015, Lenght overall: 12.0m, Beam overall: 3.0m, Draft (full load): 0.95, Engine: 1 Volvo Penta D6 330hk Read more...
Opinion

Sea Trials in Stroms at the Entrance to Cork Habour

The entrance to Cork Harbour situated on the South coast of Ireland can produce some pretty extreme sea states during the winter storm months. There are two main factors that influence the sea state at the entrance, the first being the ebbing tide, the second being shoaling waters over the Harbour Rock, this is situated at the entrance to the Harbour off Roches Point lighthouse, right in the middle between the Western and Eastern channel entrances. Read more...

GPS (Part 2), physical and technical errors of GNSS - an error analysis

In my announced sequel, the second part of GPS, it is primarily about the technical and physical operational and functional limitations to which GPS is subject. These limitations, in part, have serious implications for the accuracy of GPS, and even go as far as limiting the functionality of GPS in its functions or even making it impossible. In doing so, Read more...

Three 16.2 m KEWATEC Pilot 1620 Vessels For Sale (located in Germany)

Pilot Boats can be inspected in Olpenitz. Price: € 690,000 each. Read more...

Three 16.2 m KEWATEC Pilot 1620 Vessels For Sale (located in Germany)

Pilot Boats can be inspected in Olpenitz/Germany. Price: € 690,000 each (new price approx. € 1,300,000 each). Available from: 1st March 2020, IMCA MISW report is available Read more...

Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety

The American Pilots’ Association has sent a letter to state pilotage authorities across the United States on behalf of approximately 1,200 American ship pilots to improve safety pilot safety following the death of a New York pilot in December. Read more...

New app: Pilot´s Tug Assist Tool PTAT - Bollard Pull Calculation for Marine Pilots

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. Read more...

Marine-Pilots.com: Login, comment function and new logo online

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. Read more...

Marine Pilots are experts in trusting. They simple have to be....

„In God we trust“ - this short sentence can be found on the one dollar note. Marine Pilots for example are experts in trusting. They simple have to be.... Read more...

"Ship's Pilot" - A poem by Gaylen K. Bunker

A wonderful poem by Gaylen K. Bunker found on YouTube. As read by the author from bis book "Poems". Read more...
Opinion

"A Pilot Ladder has its Price!" - Statement of Joris J. Stuip (PTR Holland)

Please read this statement of Joris J. Stuip from PTR Holland, Partner of Marine-Pilots.com. We are happy to receive your comments in our new "comment section"! Why do we see so many unapproved and low-quality pilot ladders? The answer is invariably price. OK, we all like a bargain, but ... Read more...

Information for Marine Pilots about novel coronavirus by Australian Government

An information sheet for marine pilots about novel coronavirus. Published by the Australian Government - Department of Health Read more...

Canaveral Pilots Partners with Glosten/Ray Hunt for Electric Pilot Boat

Canaveral Pilots Association (Canaveral Pilots) has partnered with naval architecture firms Glosten and Ray Hunt Design (Ray Hunt) on a pilot/demonstration project for the design, construction, and operation of an electric pilot boat. The boat will feature a battery-electric propulsion system with an emergency 'get home' diesel engine. Once in service, it will serve as one of two primary boats for supporting pilotage operations in Port Canaveral. Read more...

Hwalein Marine Pilot got accident while boarding

Another accident was reported on YouTube on Feb. 3rd 2020 by akif pradias. "This video shown how's hwalein pilot got accident while boarding the vessel, its teach us to be more carefully during pilot transfer..." Read more...

Report on Safe Tug Procedures

Based on Pilot, Tug Master and Ship Captain Questionnaires Compiled by: Captain Henk Hensen FNI FITA Captain Daan Merkelbach FITA Captain F. van Wijnen MNI Read more...

New Pilot Boat DPC Tolka Christened

Dublin Port Company has officially christened its new Pilot Boat, DPC Tolka, in a short ceremony held at Poolbeg Yacht Club. The state-of-the art vessel arrived in Dublin Port in December. Read more...

Pilot Transfer Arrangements and new Regulations

As we all know there is a new regulation established since July 2012, this new regulation refers to pilot transfer arrangements. There are other yearly safety campaigns such as IMPA that include SOLAS V.23 and IMO Resolution A 1045 and Resolution A.1108(29). Unfortunately, in this annual overview there were some accidents reported that could have been avoided. Read more...

Pilot Boarding and Landing – use of Personal Emergency Radio Devices

Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) and other individual MOB devices have been available for some years now and have evolved to incorporate a variety of different alerting methods and combinations. However, usage of these additional enhancements within UK Pilotage is still in its infancy. Read more...

Incident on 31 January 2020 : A rope of the pilot ladder breaks. Pilot could still reach the vessel

Itajai, Brazil. Photo and video Read more...

Pilot injured during embarking in Taiwan. (Video)

Video: Climbing the pilot ladder, the pilot is hit by Pilot Boat. Read more...

Gladding-Hearn Builds New Class of Launch for Maryland Pilots

SOMERSET, Mass, − December 18, 2019 – The Association of Maryland Pilots has ordered a new class of pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Called the “Baltimore Class” after the pilots’ base of operations at the Port of Baltimore, the vessel’s delivery is scheduled for April 2021. Read more...

GPS (Part 1) - Structure, mode of operation, technical and physical fundamentals of GPS

Of course, as a Nautical Specialist, I also deal with the international discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of satellite-based navigation, e-navigation and conventional terrestrial and astronomical navigation. Read more...

Effects of the Chinese New Year on the global ship traffic

This year, the Chinese New Year holiday celebrates the year of the Rat. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world’s population. More than that, it is also the longest seasonal holiday in China. Most of the population saves up its annual holidays to take a few weeks off and spend time with the family. Read more...

Capt. and Marine Pilot Burliegh Oscar Bruno died suddenly on Saturday, January 18

According to information from “Dominica News Online” and “Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority” Read more...

Baltic Workboats' PILOT 15 WP has won a Small Pilot Boat Award for 2019

Baltic Workboats have won under the category of "Best Small Pilot Boat" the Best builder of a Small Pilot Boat Award for 2019 for their model PILOT 15 WP. Read more...

Port of Townsville to expand pilot boat fleet

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. Read more...

Death of Pilot Dennis Sherwood: IMPA President statement to IMO. New photos of Maersk Kensington.

IMPA President makes a statement to IMO on January 17th regarding the passing of Captain Dennis Sherwood. A letter to IMO was published via Twitter today. Read more...

P&O Maritime Logistics taking over pilotage operations in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid (UAE)

P&O Maritime Logistics officially taking over the pilotage operations for the ports of Jebel Ali and Port Rashid in the UAE.Topaz Energy and Marine has merged with P&O Maritime and become P&O Maritime Logistics. Jebel Ali Pilots are now members of ISPO | International Standard for maritime Pilot Organizations. Read more...

Compulsory pilotage in force to and from Shenzhen's Yantian terminal

Compulsory pilotage will now be required for dry cargo and passenger vessels over 3,000 gross tonnes and tankers of 1,000 gross tonnes transiting eastern Hong Kong waters to and from the area of Yantian Container Terminals and Dapeng LNG Terminals, according to a Hong Kong Government Ordinance. Read more...

Container Ship hits Mooring Boat in Italy

According to a report today by www.MaritimeBulletin.net a mooring boat was rammed from a container ship and sunk. Read more...

A helpful "Dangerous Ladders Tool: The app “NO RUMO CERTO” from Brazil

My name is Porthos Lima and I am the Technical Director of Brazilian Pilots Association. I have been working as a Pilot for 20 years. I am here today to introduce you to our App "No Rumo Certo". The App was inspired in 2017 IMPA SAFETY CAMPAIGN. Read more...

Is the 26,000 TEU container vessel coming now?

The last month Jan Tiedemann from Alphaliner (BRS) in Hamburg has reported, that DNV GL has awarded Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (group) Co., Ltd. an approval in principle for the design of an LNG-powered 25,000 TEU container vessel. Based upon the reported vessel dimensions, he reckons that the ship could actually have a capacity closer to 26,000 TEU. Read more...

1,000 ways to secure a Pilot Ladder

From that moment on I have been keeping a tally of the non compliant boarding arrangements I see in front of me on a daily base, and off course I participate in the annual safety campaign, conducted by IMPA each october. Read more...

Pilot Boat for the Pacific Pilotage Authority

Ocean Pacific Marine of Vancouver Island BC have been awarded a contract to build and deliver a state of the art 19.9m Pilot Boat for the Pacific Pilotage Authority. The new craft will be all-aluminium construction and built to Lloyd’s Class in accordance with Transport Canada regulations. Designed by Camarc from their Scotland office, this vessel represents the latest in cutting edge pilot boat technology. Read more...

Securing pilot ladders at intermediate lengths

Over the past few years a number of pilot transfer accidents have occurred resulting from total failure of the side ropes, one school of thought is that the methods of securing a pilot ladder is a factor in such occurrences. Read more...

In Memoriam of Captain Dennis R. Sherwood (1955 - 2019)

Ladders are the bridges for crossing the rough seas of our lives. When you are a Marine Pilot at work, hoping and praying that the ladders which let you embark the vessel are stable, safe and not dangerous. In Memoriam of the late Captain Dennis Sherwood who passed away on Monday the 30th of December. Read more...

Happy new year 2020!

More than 90,000 pageviews in 3 months. Thank you! Read more...

ARMSTRONG MARINE COMPLETES NAIAD PILOT BOAT BOUND FOR MEXICO

Armstrong Marine USA recently delivered Piloto VIII to support marine pilotage operations in and around the Port of Manzanillo, Mexico. Read more...

The conditions for recruiting pilots for the Le Havre station are changing.

The three main french pilotage stations in the Channel - North Sea have changed their recruitment conditions for taking a pilotage examination. Read more...

Sandy Hook pilot Dennis Sherwood has died after falling during embarking

A pilot of Sandy Hook, Dennis Sherwood fell off a ladder while boarding a ship today at 4:30 a.m. and died of his serious injury in Staten Island hospital. Read more...

Colombo Dockyard delivers two pilot launches built for Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) at a ceremony held on Monday delivered two Pilot Launches as per an Agreement signed with Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on 1st February 2019. Read more...

Interview with Marine Pilot Esil Abibula: Crossing the Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage is the approximately 5780 km long sea route that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean north of the American continent. It crosses the Arctic Ocean and its marginal seas as well as the associated sea lanes through the Canadian-Arctic archipel ago. Roald Amundsen made his first complete successfully crossing in 1903-1906 via the route discovered by John Rae through the James Ross Strait, Rae Strait and Simpson Strait on the small ship Gjøa. Read more...

Product Pirates risk the lives of Marine Pilots!

PTR Holland® are aware that certain parties have copied and supply, low-quality imitations of our rope ladders through several ship-chandlers in Rotterdam, Houston, Greece and in Turkey. Read more...

Pilot Embarkation platforms

During the transit time on the pilot launch between the shore and the vessel, marine pilots will spend at least a portion of that time carrying out (either consciously or subconsciously) a risk assessment of the forthcoming operation. Read more...

LYMAN-MORSE ANNOUNCES BALTIC WORKBOATS PARTNERSHIP

Since 1978 Lyman-Morse has built more than 110 vessels, ranging from aluminum workboats to high-end composite racing yachts and luxury power yachts. “Their experience with so many different building materials opens up a world of new possibilities for our vessels,” says Baltic Workboats’ CEO Margus Vanaselja. Read more...

#dangerousladders - Using social media to improve pilot transfer safety.

It remains a sad fact that accidents and near misses continue to occur during pilot transfers with frightening regularity. Most of these fortunately do not result in injury, and a surprisingly high number of them are not even recognised for what they are. Surveys into pilot ladder safety consistently reveal that unacceptably high numbers of pilot transfer arrangements are not compliant with the regulations. Read more...

Maritime Pilot Tribute

One of the most grandiose video about Marine Pilots' work. Must see! Read more...

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...

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...