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Article Rio de Janeiro Pilots have a new president

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 6 April 2020

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

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Article Port of Waterford receives the "Port Láirge" Pilot Boat

published on 24 November 2021

THE 15-metre-long ‘Port Láirge’, the Port of Waterford’s new Pilot Boat, was received by crew at the Dunmore East pontoon this (Friday) morning, two years after her commissioning.

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Article Danish pilots agree to collective agreement

published on 20 October 2022

We are satisfied with the result, and it shows that continued constructive dialogue with the employer pays off," writes Jens M. Sørensen, chairman of Lederne Søfart, in a press release.

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Article Pilot Ladder Handbook by PTR Holland (latest version)

by PTR Holland® B.V. - published on 3 February 2024

The latest summary from PTR Holland on the subject of pilot ladders. Here is the most important information on maintenance, use and replacement & insepection record book.

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Article Fewer ships and less pilotage: Kiel Canal suffers from corona crisis like many other waterways

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 26 May 2020

In April, 25 percent fewer ships on the German Kiel Canal (NOK) - and things could get even worse. It seems that the exemplary situation at the NOK certainly affects many other channels in the world in a similar way.

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Article Fremantle Ports orders two new pilot boats

published on 14 March 2023

Fremantle Ports in Western Australia has awarded local boatbuilder Dongara Marine a contract for the construction of two new pilot boats.

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Video Pilot Ladder on Ships- Correct rigging procedure 2020

published on 8 January 2021

Correct method of rigging pilot ladder explained.
As explained, a large number of reports related to the use of pilot ladders which are too long relative to the vessel’s draughts. As a result, the excessively long ladders require shortening up before being deployed for boarding pilots. In these cases, ship crew shortens the pilot ladders, using D-shackles to choke the side ropes at the required height along the ladder’s length. In this method, the D-shackle is first secured to a hard point...

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Article Pilot Transfer Arrangements

by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published on 2 October 2019

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.

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