Maritime Pilots in the New York area use Pilot-Guard

by Pilot-Guard International Network for Pilot Safety - published on 11 April 2024 2476 -

Pilot-Guard is a global pilot safety network that enables the real-time exchange of safety-related information between organisations around the globe on non-compliant pilot transfer arrangements (nc-pta) of vessels.

April 10th, 2024 - New York, USA / Bremen, Germany: The New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission is working with its three pilot organisations to evaluate a system for monitoring and exchanging information on pilot ladder defects. The organisations have signed a corresponding agreement with the maritime IT company TRENZ as the operator of Pilot-Guard.

From April 2024, the pilot organisations Interport Pilots Association, Metro Pilots Association and the Harbor Pilots Association will start using the new Pilot-Guard service, which is intended to improve pilot safety. Registered defects on Pilot Transfer Arrangements (PTA) can be transmitted to the next port and the pilots there for follow-up and control.

In addition to the quick recording of PTA defects with photos, defect category and text via app, a web platform is also available for recording, analysing and processing non-compliant PTAs (nc PTAs). If an organisation already uses IT systems, Pilot-Guard's services can be seamlessly integrated into the existing IT environment using an API (Application Programming Interface).
Andre M. Stuckey - Executive Director, New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission
Andre M. Stuckey - Executive Director, New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission
Andre M. Stuckey - Executive Director, New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission
Andre M. Stuckey - Executive Director, New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission
The Executive Director of the NJ Maritime Pilot and Docking Association, Andre Stuckey says: “Pilot-Guard would provide a safer environment for the pilots in the state of New Jersey and New York because it would allow information about defects in pilot ladder arrangements to be exchanged in real time regionally and internationally."
Frank Diegel, CEO TRENZ - Germany
Frank Diegel, CEO TRENZ - Germany
Frank Diegel, CEO TRENZ - Germany
Frank Diegel, CEO TRENZ - Germany
The Pilot-Guard platform is developed and operated by the maritime IT company TRENZ based in Germany.

Frank Diegel, CEO of TRENZ says: "We are very pleased that our new Pilot-Guard service is being used not only in Europe but also in the USA. This is an important step towards a global community and database that enables the cross-border exchange of safety-relevant data for pilots. There are also plans to record other safety-relevant ship defects in the future."
Further information on the Pilot-Guard services at Other early adopters can also apply for Pilot-Guard there and contact the operator.
About New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission
The New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission ensures that the pilots who guide ships into New York/New Jersey harbor are well-educated, well-trained and demonstrate high levels of professionalism. The goal of the Commission, which has a rich history, is to ensure port security, safety and economic development.
TRENZ is a maritime IT company based in Germany. The company has specialized in the needs of sea and harbour pilots for over 10 years, developing software and electronics for the pilot industry worldwide. For instance, all 900 German sea and harbour pilots rely on TRENZ's expertise and manage their services through the Pilot Information Assistant (PIA), which has been developed and operated by TRENZ for years on behalf of the German Maritime Pilots' Association.

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René Hartung Lotsenbrüderschaft NOK II Kiel / Lübeck / Flensburg, Germany
on 11 April 2024, 17:16 UTC

Way to go! Looking forward to share information.

River Pilot Kris De Decker DAB Loodswezen, Belgium
on 11 April 2024, 15:56 UTC

Great solution


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