Photo by Tanger MedIn order to strengthen the technical skills of its collaborators and partners running the facilities,Tanger Med has established a three-dimensional nautical simulation and expertise center; an ultramodern training and decision-support tool using cutting-edge technology, in other words the reproduction of a situation that is similar to the real one in the sea, on a 1/1 time scale, in an interactive virtual environment integrating the digital modeling of areas and vessels.
Video Aberdeen Harbour - Meet Finn Froekjaer-Jensen, Pilot
Video Ship Pilot Training - Harbour Pilot Simulator
A maritime pilot, marine pilot, harbor pilot, port pilot, ship pilot, bar pilot, or simply pilot, is a mariner 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, as well as being experts in handling ships of all types and sizes. A Maritime pilot is an expert ship handler who is licensed or authorized by a recognized pilotage...
Video Those Who Serve: Columbia River bar pilots risk their lives to guide cargo ships
Columbia River Bar Pilots risk their lives every day and night to keep cargo ships moving across the dangerous Columbia River Bar. They work in any weather and help protect the environment by making sure the big ships do not crash on their way in or out of the river.
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Video HMM - Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #8-Rotterdam-RWG
Opinion Keeping pilots safe
by Michael Grey - published on 25 May 2021
There were some astonishing pictures in the press some weeks ago of a Royal Marine employing a jetpack to launch himself from a RIB to land on the deck of a ship with extraordinary precision. You cannot imagine that it would be a feasible proposition to equip pilots with such a device, but it did cross my mind after reading a horrible catalogue of disgraceful seamanship and poor design exhibited in what ought to be the simple matter of keeping pilots safe as they board and leave ships.
Video Recorded Webinar: Pilot Ladder safety and Pilot Transfer procedures
Video Understanding and Preventing Tug & Barge Risks
Blog: https://www.merrimacins.com/understanding-and-preventing-tug-barge-risks/ Understanding and Preventing Tug & Barge Risks The maritime industry relies on tugboats and barges for a wide range of applications. Tugs are used to pilot vessels into and out of ports, while barges are used to transport bulk materials. The relationship between tugs and barges is critical, as most barges are not self-propelled and must rely on the skilled operation of a tug or tugs for propulsion. At Merrimac...
Video Riding with the Savannah Pilots
Over the course of 4 days this August, I was afforded the opportunity and privilege of riding with the Savannah Bar Pilots for an article I was writing for a major maritime magazine. The pilots are given the responsibility of boarding a vessel in the Atlantic Ocean and safely navigating the vessel up the Tybee Road 9 (a name for the shipping lane that leads into the Savannah River), into the Savannah River, and into the Port of Savannah. The same is done in reverse when a ship is outbound...