Picture by ICS on SAFETY4SEAThe safety of pilot boarding and disembarkation is a major headache for the shipping industry. Every year, many pilots are injured or died due to old (worn-out) or improperly rigged pilot ladder facilities, and/or the process of placing the pilot ladder results in injuries to the crew, notes Capt.Zhao Qingwei, Marine Safety Manager at DASIN SHIPPING PTE LTD.
Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 24 October 2019
There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.
Article Pilot Embarkation platforms
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 17 December 2019
Article Securing pilot ladders at intermediate lengths
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 6 January 2020
Article Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 20 February 2020
Video What a ride: Coast Guard boat is surfing in the mouth of the Duluth Canal
published on 16 September 2020
Video Ever Forward Freed | What's Going on With Shipping?
published on 18 April 2022
Ever Forward Freed What's Going on With Shipping? April 17, 2022 In this episode, Sal Mercogliano - former merchant mariner and maritime historian at Campbell University - discusses the successful ungrounding of MV Ever Forward from its location outside of Baltimore and its movement to an anchorage off Annapolis. This video will be followed by another with detailed photos and videos once they can be compiled. #EverForward #Cheasapeake #Evergreen #container #containership #logistics...