Opinion

Example of a passage and berthing plan


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 19 June 2020 834 -

Graphics and text by Tim Cummins, Harbour Pilot / Assistant Harbour Master (Portsmouth International Ports

As part of a good Master-Pilot exchange (MPX) the passage plan and berthing plan is discussed with the bridge team.
This is important to enhance the safety of the vessel’s passage through the port and to improve co-operation between bridge team and pilot.


Here is the latest passage plan we use at Portsmouth International Port that we show to the Master’s of inbound and outbound ships.
Download / open passage & berthing plan example (PDF)


Editors note:
We think it is a good thing to show us our passage and berthing plans to improve our work.
If you also want to publish your documents to our big community, please send it to us:
info@marine-pilots.com

Editor's note:
Opinion pieces reflect the personal opinion of individual authors. They do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a prevailing opinion in the respective editorial department. Opinion pieces might be deliberately formulated in a pronounced or even explicit tone and may contain biased arguments. They might be intended to polarise and stimulate discussion. In this, they deliberately differ from the factual articles you typically find on this platform, written to present facts and opinions in as balanced a manner as possible.

Join the conversation...

Login or register to write comments and join the discussion!
TC
Tim Cummins Portsmouth International Port Portsmouth Pilots, United Kingdom
on 12 July 2020, 13:45 UTC

Thank you. This passage plan was based on requirements and suggestions written in the MCA guidance document to the Port Safety Management Code (PSMC).
It has since been amended to include “Not to be used for navigation”. This was mistaken omitted from the first version.
0

MW
Marek Waszczuk ABP - Associated British Ports, United Kingdom
on 22 June 2020, 13:09 UTC

It looks like a complex, modern plan that includes all informations needed to carry on a safe passage. Something, that pilot appreciate, instead of need to look a tens of different websites or printouts to gather all informations required to complete an obsolete handwritten passage plan.
0

Read more...

Opinion Example of a Passage Plan used by Portsmouth Pilots, UK

by Tim Cummins, Portsmouth, UK - published on 10 February 2021

Created by Tim Cummins. This is an uncontrolled example of the latest passage plan used by the Pilot Service at Portsmouth International Port.

0

Opinion Scientific Fact: The ‘traditional’ understanding of the ship’s pivot point is wrong!

by Tim Cummins, Harbour Pilot, Portsmouth International Port - published on 9 July 2020

In fact, the pivot point that we “see” is a trick of the eye, it looks like the ship is rotating about this point but in fact it is elsewhere, a point that you cannot see.

0

Article A review of the ship’s pivot point: Science, Maths and Observation’ Where is the centre of a ship’s rotation?

by Tim Cummins, Harbour Pilot, Portsmouth International Port - published on 17 July 2020

This my attempt to do just that. This is a summary of all scientific papers and articles that I could find about the ship’s pivot point. I have added links to any videos associated with the publications and have also included any useful diagrams or equations that the authors published to help explain their research.

0

Article Re-Powering Pilot Boat New York

by JMS Naval Architects - published on 7 October 2021

After 30+ years of service, the vessel needed to be re-powered. A $1.7 million re-powering project was initiated and completed during 2004.

0

Article A member of our community is looking for a small used pilot boat

by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 16 October 2020

The Budget is 120.000 Euro. Please send your offers and questions to marketplace@marine-pilot.com

0

Article Pilot boat "Sainte-Honorine" christened in Le Havre

by L'Antenne - SPI - published on 14 October 2021

The pilot station Le Havre-Antifer-Fécamp christened, on October 7 in Le Havre, the "Sainte-Honorine", the sixth launch of its fleet.

0

Opinion The last day of service for Brisbane Marine Pilots

by Brisbane Marine Pilots - published on 31 December 2021

As the sun comes up on the last day of 2021, the last shipping day for Brisbane Marine Pilots, our pilots out on the water serving the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, as they have done every day since 1st January 1989.

2

Article Trusteddocks: Bottleneck at Shipyards and Resulting Price Increases Ahead

by trusteddocks.com GmbH - published on 30 June 2020

This market intelligence allows all interested parties to measure the shipyards industry and to follow flows in demand and supply, enabling shipping companies’ management to make informed, fact-based decisions on docking requirements.

0

Video Pilot Boat Waimea II, Port Nelson, New Zealand

published on 22 November 2021

Pilot Boarding on PCC Vessel

0

Article NAUTITEC Shiphandling Simulator and Training Centre, Germany

published on 9 February 2021

NAUTITEC as a maritime simulation and training centre offers various services for shipping companies, port authorities, captains and for pilots and tug crews.

1