Article

Port pilots of the Dominican Republic denounce the maritime trade law that violates their rights


published on 17 March 2022 24 -

The National Association of pilots Port Pilots of the Dominican Republic denounced this Tuesday that the maritime trade bill, which is known in the Chamber of Deputies and approved by the Senate, violates their rights and violates the Constitution of the Republic.

Eligio María Suazo, president of the association, is convinced that the proposal of senators Félix Bautista and Alexis Victoria, in addition to being detrimental to the 29 pilots that make up the group, is contradictory to article 110 of the Magna Carta, where he speaks that the law is applied for the future, since it does not have a retroactive effect “except when it is favorable to the person who is subjudice or serving a sentence.”

“We are very concerned because in the maritime trade bill there are two articles that violate our acquired rights and violate the Constitution of the Republic, specifically in its article 110, on retroactivity of the law,” said the pilot, supported by the deputy Hedwig Baptist.

The two articles to which Sosa refers are 246, pilotage or pilotage of ports; and 247, on practical pilot.

Suazo wondered how it is possible that after 40 years they are treated, as if he were a beginner, to perform the function. It is in this sense “that we consider that what would be the retroactivity of the law is violated. Because we are subjected, despite so many years, to a regulation that is going to be created for a new entrant”.

He explained that despite the time they have, they are not recognized and worse yet, they will be subjected to the same regulations.

The National Association of Practical Port Pilots took the opportunity to call on President Luis Abinader to mediate in the situation.

Know what article 146 and 147 of the maritime trade bill say

Article 246.- Pilotage or pilotage of ports.

It is a public maritime safety service; which consists of advising and giving professional support to the captains of ships and floating artifacts, from the arrival area, anchorage or outer port, to the berth or site assigned to it and vice versa) in charge of the ships; Mandatory to all national or foreign vessels with fifty (50) or more gross registered tons (GRT), while navigating or performing maneuvers in the mandatory pilotage or pilotage zones and zones of port jurisdiction. (Accredited ports of the republic, their roadsteads, buoys, berths, in front of ports, anchorages, bays, special boarding terminals and open sea mooring buoy systems). Determined by the time of boarding and disembarking.

PARAGRAPH 1: The obligatory nature of the pilotage or pilotage service does not exempt the captains of ships from their responsibility and control in navigation, and the presence of the pilots on board must be considered as advisers to the captain, who may or may not accept the recommendations that are made to him.

Article 247- Practical pilot. Assistant and advisor to the captain of a vessel, who, with the knowledge and experience of the area, assists him in the entries, anchorages, navigation, docking, undocking, movements and departures of ships and, this will be appointed by the APORDOM under certification of the National Maritime Authority (Armada de República Dominicana), for all or certain national ports, upon recommendation of the National Regulatory Commission.

PARAGRAPH: The pilotage or pilotage rights officially established for such purposes will be paid even when the services of the practical pilot are not used.

Join the conversation...

Login or register to write comments and join the discussion!
CARLOS CANTOR Anpra Colombia, Colombia
on 17 March 2022, 20:17 UTC

Desafortunadamente la corrupción y los intereses particulares apoyados por los politicos de turno hacen que ocurran situaciones como esta donde violan los derechos de los prácticos, lo hemos visto en otros paises como Argentina , en otros estamos luchando contra esto también como en Colombia.
0

Read more...

Video Zig-Zag-Test-Manoeuvre for Yaw Stability, IMO Manoeuvring Standards and Crash Stop

published on 26 November 2021

Another valuable explanatory video by Knud Benedict:
Zig-Zag-Test-Manoeuvre for Yaw Stability, IMO Manoeuvring Standards and Crash Stop

0

Video 2019: "Ever Given" Allided with Berthed Ferry "Finkenwerder" in Hamburg

published on 28 March 2021

On 9 February 2019, near the Port of Hamburg, the EVER GIVEN struck the 25-metre HADAG ferry Finkenwerder, moored at the Blankenese jetty, and severely damaged it. Two minutes after the collision, a ban was imposed on sailing on the Elbe due to strong winds.

0

Video Ship Pilot Showing Amazing Skill in Narrow Channel

published on 10 September 2020

Video Showing a long bulk carrier ship Manoeuvring its way through narrow river channel.
Video Credit: Dave Avner

0

Video Pilot Boat Leaving the Disney Magic Cruise Ship in Nassau

published on 25 January 2022

Brief footage of a maritime pilot disembarking the Disney Magic and boarding his pilot boat as we left Nassau in January 2022.

0

Video TRENZ Pilot Plug - Configuring the Pilot Plug (iOS & WiFi)

published on 5 July 2019

This video shows how to change the startup configuration of your TRENZ Pilot Plug using the TRENZ Pilot Plug Manager and an iPad Pro 9.7".
The TRENZ Pilot Plug Manager is downloadable in the Apple App Store. Get it here: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/pilot...
Please visit https://trenz-pilotplug.com/ for more information.

0

Article New Zealand: Pilot Training requirements were reviewed afer accident

published on 16 October 2021

Pilot Training requirements were reviewed afer the ship hit the seabed amd tugs damaged in Bluff Harbor.
South Port in Bluff has accepted the Transport Accident Investigation Commission's recommendation and reviewed its systems.

0

Video Is this a dangerous manoeuvre in a Pilot Boat?

published on 26 October 2020

Editors note: A film of a pilot boat has just been published on YouTube with the title "How Dangerous being in a Pilot Boat..." on YouTube. I'm not sure if this really shows a dangerous maneuver, maybe the experts can comment on it here.
But in principle it is problematic to approach the ship in such a small Pilot Boat in the wake from astern and cross the waves there. I remember an accident from Finland in December 2017 where the boat capsized and people died. Is this situation shown here...

1

Article IMPA Safety Campaign 2021

published on 9 September 2021

The IMPA safety campaign will be running from 1st to 15th October 2021.

1

Article Safehaven Marine launch new 15m Interceptor 48 pilot ‘Svitzer Oued Martil’ for Svitzer and pilotage operations at TM2 Med Tangier, Morocco

published on 16 March 2021

Safehaven Marine have just launched a new pilot vessel for Svitzer. ‘Svitzer Oued Martil’ is a new 15m Interceptor 48 Pilot for pilotage operations in Tangier,Morocco and is the third pilot boat we have supplied to Svitzer in Tangier, with the first and second pilot 48’s working successfully the past 3 years and represents Safehaven’s 47th pilot vessel delivered Worldwide.

0