Article

Livorno: Man steals pilots boat and then sets fire to it


published on 26 October 2021 259 -

Original Article by SVN solovelanet

Chaos at the port of Livorno where a man of Dutch nationality, in the night between 19 and 20 October, was the protagonist of a chase at sea.

It seemed to be a night like any other at the Piloti del Mare headquarters, when at a certain point the team on duty realized that one of the service pilots was missing. The boat was already heading for the harbor exit, stolen by a man who would later be discovered to be of Dutch nationality.

The boat was stolen by a man who was later discovered to be a Dutchman. Before leaving the port, another pilot boat came across the boat and, becoming suspicious, started chasing the boat and, realizing that it was an intruder, raised the alarm.

A chase began between the two pilot boats, with the fleeing Dutchman crashing into a ship entering the port. In spite of the collision, the man continued his crazy escape towards the open sea, tailed by his pursuers and then by the Coast Guard and the Fire Brigade. The Dutchman's boat continued its mad race but, due to the damages, after having gone at least 6 miles away from the coast, it stopped.

Stopped and in the middle of the sea, the fugitive with no way out, started a fire inside the cockpit. The intervention of a Fire Department extinguisher allowed the arrest of the man, who had sustained some injuries in the incident.

The Dutchman seems to have continued to escalate during the journey to the ground and then to the quay, where he was transported by ambulance to hospital. More details are awaited to understand if there is also a motive behind the crazy gesture.
What's your opinion on this?
Login or register to write comments and join the discussion!
Read more...

Video Kittiwake Mersey Pilot

published on 22 December 2021

KITTIWAKE ( MMSI 232008570) is a Pilot and currently sailing under the flag of United Kingdom (UK) Here she is speeding down the River this morning.

0

Video Pilot Boat "Petrel" (River Mersey)

published on 16 December 2021

River Mersey Pilot Boat going slowly inbound on the river before turning and heading northbound again.

0

Video Pilot Leaving Ship Vigo

published on 31 March 2023

0

Article “The Pilot Ladder Manual”, 2nd Edition by Kevin Vallance

by Kevin Vallance - published on 22 January 2024

This publication (2024) details the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. It includes relevant excerpts from SOLAS regulations and IMO resolutions.

1

Article Cal Maritime Honors San Francisco Bar Pilot Business Director With Lifetime Achievement Award

published on 1 April 2022

On March 26, Captain Anne McIntyre received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the California State University Maritime Academy Alumni Association’s 17th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala. The Lifetime Achievement Award represents the highest honor bestowed by Cal Maritime and awards alumni who have made significant contributions to their industries, their chosen profession, and to the academy over the course of their careers.

0

Opinion The IMPA Pilot Ladder Poster: Suggestions for Improvements

by Arie Palmers - published on 31 December 2020

In this article I would like to share my thoughts on this pilot ladder poster. Is it as good as we think or is there room for improvement? By taking you through this poster step by step I hope to explain what needs to be changed to make it similar to IMO an SOLAS regulations.

3

Video Norway’s $325 Million Ship Tunnel Gets Go Ahead

published on 25 March 2021

Construction of the world’s first shipping tunnel will soon get underway in western Norway following government approval of startup funds. The Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) has proposed a plan to complete a tender process in 2021.

0

Video New Footage Shows Tugboats Trying To Free A Massive Container Ship Blocking The Suez Canal

published on 26 March 2021

New footage shows tugboats trying to free a massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal. MORE INSIDER NEWS VIDEOS: Asian Community Answers 3 Burning Questions On Racism And Stereotypes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF2s_rV4a50 Watch A German Nonprofit Rescue More Than 350 Libyan Migrants In 3 Days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWmUowxX1F0 Watch The Eruption Of Europe’s Most Active Volcano From Every Angle We Could Find https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7HNAC-w94 -----------------------...

0

Video The High-Stakes World of San Francisco’s Bar Pilots: A Virtual Reality Experience

published on 13 June 2023

Take a virtual 360 degree look at the dangers faced by San Francisco Bay bar pilots. Website: http://kpix.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CBSSanFrancisco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBSSanFrancisco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kpixtv/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KPIXtv

0