Article

State-of-the-art pilot boats and crews to be based at Mooloolaba for around-the-clock services


published on 27 October 2021 298 -

Original Article by Sunshine Coast News

A progressive sea pilots service will be stationed on the Sunshine Coast, as part of its multimillion-dollar expansion.

Poseidon Sea Pilots, which will start operating in the Port of Brisbane in January, will be based at Mooloolaba, Redcliffe and Brisbane.

Newly-built pilot boats, launch crews and pilots will be positioned there.

Poseidon Sea Pilots General Manager and captain Rob Buck said the expansion was essential to the operational requirements of the Brisbane Pilotage Area.

He said PSP was ready to grow its workforce and assets.

“Poseidon’s Sunshine Coast operation is expected to inject more than $5 million into the region in the next two years.”

A Mooloolaba pilot boat in wild conditions off Point Cartwright. Picture: Peter Hall.
A Mooloolaba pilot boat in wild conditions off Point Cartwright. Picture: Peter Hall.
A Mooloolaba pilot boat in wild conditions off Point Cartwright. Picture: Peter Hall.
A Mooloolaba pilot boat in wild conditions off Point Cartwright. Picture: Peter Hall.
“Poseidon Sea Pilots has made a 10-year commitment with our leases, and we look forward to cementing ourselves in the local maritime community.”

“The crew and staff to be based at these facilities are all local and, along with our pilots, we’re providing over 40 jobs that will have flow-on effects to the local economy as we draw on local support industries such as fuel suppliers, chandlery, marine engineering, hospitality and other support services.”

Two office areas have been leased –at the Scarborough and Mooloolaba Marinas, plus parking – with these functioning as communications and operational centres for pilotage and support.

The 17m berths at the Mooloolaba Marina will be home to two new $2.5 million state-of-the-art pilot boats, which will be delivered in December and March.

Mooloolaba will be the main mobilisation centre for crew, operating around-the-clock.
Chair of Australian Maritime Systems Group John Sugarman and GM of Poseidon, captain Robert Buck.
Chair of Australian Maritime Systems Group John Sugarman and GM of Poseidon, captain Robert Buck.
Chair of Australian Maritime Systems Group John Sugarman and GM of Poseidon, captain Robert Buck.
Chair of Australian Maritime Systems Group John Sugarman and GM of Poseidon, captain Robert Buck.
A third pilot boat will be stationed at Scarborough and a fourth pilot boat at the Port of Brisbane.

In a first for Scarborough Marina, the tenancy will give Poseidon Sea Pilots direct access to Deception Bay cutting down the time it takes for the marine pilots to reach shipping channels and board vessels.

The Mooloolaba, Scarborough and Brisbane facilities will allow pilots to be swiftly and easily transferred to ships in Moreton Bay.

Poseidon Sea Pilots is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian Maritime Systems Group.
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 Polaris Pilot Boat Antwerp Belgium

published on 15 March 2022

Vessel name: Polaris ; Year built: 2012 ; Flag: Netherlands ; Homeport: Rotterdam Length: 81.2m X 13.3m ; GRT: 2501 ; Callsign: PBZN ; MMSI:245142000 ; IMO: 9496915 Type: Special Vessel / Pilot Ship A "Pilot Ship / Pilot Vessel" is a "special type" of ship in which it accommodates a certain and limited Marine Pilots (Sea, River, Harbor Pilots), it also carries small boats/crafts that are used to tender services to and from the Pilot ship. In a Pilot Vessel, the Pilots can take their time...

1

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

Article Safehaven Marine has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Montrose

published on 29 July 2021

Safehaven Marine has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Montrose on the east coast of Scotland for the delivery of a 15m pilot boat Interceptor 48, scheduled for delivery in August 2022.

1

Article Fiji: Man dies after collision with pilot boat on 2021-01-08

by The Fiji Times - Narayan Reddy - published on 21 January 2021

A 42-years-old fisherman died after an accident at sea along the Navula passage in Momi Bay yester-day morning. Police spokeswoman said the victim was a passenger of a fishing boat.

0

Article A study on pilotage risk assessment in Jiangsu Section of the Yangtze River

published on 7 January 2022

In this paper, the risk of ship pilotage in Jiangsu section of the Yangtze River is studied by fuzzy comprehensive evaluation: risk factor identification, risk evaluation and decision making suggestion.

1

Opinion Example of a passage and berthing plan

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 19 June 2020

As part of a good Master-Pilot exchange (MPX) the passage plan and berthing plan is discussed with the bridge team.

0

Article EU aims to exempt Pilot Services from Russia Oil Ban

by Bloomberg, Europe - published on 4 October 2022

The European Union proposed making so-called pilot services exempt from sanctions targeting the transfer of Russian oil that are set to kick in this year to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.

2

Article Hymn to the Pilot: A poem written by a harbour pilot

by Mohammed Rida El Mariky - published on 26 February 2022

The author’s name is Mohammed Rida El Mariky, a senior pilot at Tangier Med Complex. He has 14 years pf pilotage experience in various Moroccan port and holds a Ph.D in Admiralty Law from the prestigious Paul Cézanne Faculty, Aix-en-Provence, France.

2