Article

Five questions for Douglas Vincett, Industrial & Technical Sales at Spinlock


published on 9 December 2020 131

In our new new section “Five questions for ..." Marine-Pilots.com introduces pilots and other market players to our readers in short interviews.

Today we have talked to Douglas Vincett, Industrial & Technical Sales at Spinlock.

What does your company offer and what makes your company unique? 
Spinlock are a leader and innovator in life jacket technology, designing products that offer maximum comfort as well as great in water performance.
 
What is your job at Spinlock and do you have to fulfil special requirements for the job?
I am responsible for developing industrial business at Spinlock as well as helping customer with any technical product enquires.  Pre-Spinlock I worked in the superyacht industry.  The time spent living aboard large yachts full of unique equipment gives me an affinity with those working on water and an understanding of their day-to-day needs. 

What is the best thing about your job and why?
There are many things I enjoy about my job but learning about a customer's product requirements is a fun part of the job, this can involve visiting customers on site, helping to conduct product testing in water and leads to future developments in our product range. 

What is special about offering services/products for pilots?
Spinlock design our life jackets to be more like a piece of sports equipment than basic PPE.  We want to help to prevent pilots from ending up in the water with less restrictive equipment that fits well to the body and allows a pilot to concentrate on the transfer itself.  Of course, if the pilot ends up in the water the Spinlock Deckvest offers great floatation coupled with unique location features like the Pylon and Lume-On life jacket lights.     
 
What is your opinion about Marine‐Pilots.com?
It is fantastic to see Marine-Pilots develop into a place where the global community of pilots can interact together sharing best practice it is great.  This sort of resource is so valuable to companies looking to introduce new products and ideas in to a select group while maintaining it as a professional forum for pilots to engage with their colleagues from around the world.

Editor's note:
Opinion pieces reflect the personal opinion of individual authors. They do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a prevailing opinion in the respective editorial department. Opinion pieces might be deliberately formulated in a pronounced or even explicit tone and may contain biased arguments. They might be intended to polarise and stimulate discussion. In this, they deliberately differ from the factual articles you typically find on this platform, written to present facts and opinions in as balanced a manner as possible.
What's your opinion on this?
Login or register to write comments and join the discussion!
Read more...

Opinion Ships Pilot Elevator System

published on 27 July 2020

It is frequently a Maritime requirement for a ship to employ and have onboard, a Ships Pilot when entering port. His/ her presence will greatly enhance the safe docking of a vessel into port, harbor or to an anchorage.

0

Article Jacobsen Pilot Service and Los Angeles Pilot Station publish notice to all ships

published on 15 August 2020

Jacobsen Pilot Service and Los Angeles Pilot Station published a notice to all ships to inspect pilot ladders before the pilot boards.

Reason is an incident happened at the port of long beach in July 2020. Pilot ladder rope broke while the pilot was on the ladder - luckily the pilot was able to hold on.

1

Opinion Five questions for Ahmed Sati / Marine Pilot at P&O Maritime

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 18 November 2020

In our new new section “Five questions for ..." Marine-Pilots.com introduces pilots and other market players to our readers in short interviews.

Today we are happy to start with Capt. Ahmed Sati, Marine Pilot at P&O Maritime.

4

Video Manobra no Porto de Tubarão (ES)

Manobra de entrada no Porto de Tubarão. #Praticagem do Espírito Santo. Zona de Praticagem 14: Vitória, Tubarão, Praia Mole, Barra do Riacho e Ubu.

0

Article Qastor 3 is now available - win a one year licence!

published on 18 October 2020

QPS is pleased to announce that Qastor 3 is now available on iOS and Windows.

This brand new version of Qastor is a multi functional navigation platform, which has been developed, designed and tested in cooperation with world-class pilots. Explore straightforward navigation software with optimal docking and piloting capabilities.

0

Video TRENZ Pilot Plug - SEAiq

This video shows how to use the TRENZ Pilot Plug with an iPad and the app SEAiq.
SEAiq can be bought from the Apple AppStore.
Please visit https://trenz-pilotplug.com/ for more information.

0

Video ESAIL Maritime Satellite Launched

The #ESAIL #microsatellite for tracking ships worldwide was launched. This is the first maritime satellite of its kind produced and assembled in Luxembourg. Hear from #Luxembourg Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot about this pioneering #ESA partnership project developed with #LuxSpace and #Exactearth.

0

Video PTR Holland Company Movie

PTR Holland Company Movie

0

Opinion Piloting in the Corona Era - Understanding differences in COVID-19 mitigating procedures

by Herman Broers - Rotterdam / Netherlands - published on 20 April 2020

As the world struggles with the Covid-19 virus, the maritime world is being hit hard, not only economically, but also socially and operationally. Iin shipping there are no borders.

0

Video Safe boarding of vessels

Boarding a vessel at sea is no simple task. This video provides detailed instructions and demonstrations about safe boarding of vessels.

0