Source: Ship Report PodcastsToday a look at a special vessel that is commonly seen on the Astoria waterfront: the pilot boat that takes pilots to and from passing ships. These boats are specially designed for demanding work that other boats avoid at all costs – coming in contact with the hull of a moving ship, and transporting pilots safely as they do a dangerous job.
Video Safehaven Marine Interceptor 48 pilot boat for the Gdynia Pilots in Poland
published on 6 July 2020
Article Gladding-Hearn Delivers New Launch to Virginia Pilots
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 15 June 2020
The Virginia Pilot Association has taken delivery of a Chesapeake Class MK II launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, its ninth pilot boat built by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard since 1983.
Since the Chesapeake Class pilot boat was introduced by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard in 2003, 22 boats have been delivered to 11 pilot associations throughout the United States.
Video Not an easy pilot boarding in rough conditions: Milford Haven - 15-01-15
published on 10 March 2021
Article Lessons learned: Failure of outboard side combination railing
published on 17 February 2022
Video Self-driving electric container ship sets sail in Norway
published on 16 August 2022
What’s expected to be the first autonomous container ship is at the beginning of a two-year pilot. Norwegian fertiliser giant Yara is behind the vessel, which will gradually transition to fully autonomous navigation. The global maritime industry is a major emitter of greenhouse gases, and it is thought this could be one step towards a green shipping revolution. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #ClimateChange #Norway #BBCNews
Video Stern-First Method for POD Ships –Practical samples starting with Twin screw followed by POD ships
published on 12 August 2022
Practical samples for manoeuvres for ships going astern - as Stern-First-Method SFM. Introduction using as sample from the Master Thesis by Karel Wiegert for an arrival manoeuvre of a cruise vessel in Southampton port with a Twin-screw vessel under strong current. The same manoeuvre with the same ship model was used to show the advantage of Fast Time Simulation FTS using the SAMMON Planning Tool. This goes much faster than the manoeuvres in the real time simulator - and it can even be...