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ISPO Newsletter January 2023 released


published on 13 January 2023 123 -

ISPO (International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations) is a standard of best practice for pilots and pilot organizations, improving safety and quality.

With their latest newsletter ISPO informs about the latest developments in the field of the International Standard for Pilot Organizations.
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Article CMPA Launches the National Centre of Expertise on Maritime Pilotage

published on 8 June 2021

The technical body will bring together the extensive technical expertise and professional knowledge of Canada's licensed maritime pilots.

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Article "Eemslift Hendrika" secured by salvage crews

published on 8 April 2021

The Dutch freighter "Eemslift Hendrika", which was in distress at sea, was secured on Thursday night. Salvage crews succeeded in boarding the ship and connecting it to two tugboats. This was announced by the Norwegian Coastal Administration. It will now be towed to the harbour of the Norwegian city of Ålesund.

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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.

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Article Photographer Michela Canalis becomes Partner of Marine-Pilots.com

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 28 August 2019

Announcement from www.Marine-Pilots.com:

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Opinion Column: Keeping the Pilot safe (by Michael Grey)

by Baird Maritime - published on 21 January 2022

There are some problems that never seem to go away and one is the perennial difficulties in providing a safe way of getting pilots on and off a ship.

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Video Disembarking Pilot (Port Said)

published on 7 June 2022

We have reached Port Said at the northern end of the Suez Canal. Could not have been a more enjoyable adventure. Thank you Suez Canal Authority for the two excellent pilots, specially Emad, and the support specially at Ismailia.
Editor's note:
Other countries, other habits: especially when it comes to safety standards. Life jackets, for example, are not to be seen here.

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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.

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Video Time-lapse maneuvering in Turkey

published on 24 November 2022

@Captain Ertan Ozgur, Senior Maritime Pilot

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Video Tanker docking - drone video

published on 18 March 2022

Una nave cisterna, con l aiuto dei rimorchiatori, ormeggia in banchina.
A tanker, with the help of tugs, moors on the quay.

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Article Salt water runs deep in veins of Esperance marine pilot

by Carwyn Monck - published on 14 February 2024

Experiences from Australia: No two days are the same for a marine pilot in a busy port such as Esperance, but Mr MacAdie wouldn’t have it any other way.

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