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 Information for Marine Pilots about novel coronavirus by Australian Government
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 10 February 2020
Article Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for shipping industry by ICS
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 9 March 2020
Video Frontal collision between two vessels on Welland Canal yesterday (Canada)
published on 12 July 2020
An investigation is underway following a collision between "Florence Spirit" and "Alanis" in the Welland Canal. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday near Port Robinson when the dry bulk cargo ship "Alanis", which was carrying windmill parts to Duluth, Minnesota, collided during a passing maneuver with the "Florence Spirit", which was carrying coal on its way to Quebec. Editors Note: According to the "Welland Tribune", the Florence Spirit was heading down the canal while the MV...
Article Covid-19 Pilotage Guidelines by country (gathered by IMPA)
by Frank Diegel - published on 25 October 2021
Video HMM Algeciras - The world largest Containervessel (24,000 TEU) today
published on 29 April 2020
Article Tero Vainio has been appointed Finnpilot technology manager (CTO)
published on 12 December 2020
Video Pilot Boarding Bulk Carrier SAMMY in Saudi Arabia.
published on 5 July 2021
This video was kindly provided by a friend of Pilot Captain Haitham Alzahrani, Saudi Arabia. Pilot Ladder Check: non-compliant, no retrieval line Editor's note: A backpack on the back in combination with a lifejacket is usually not a good idea. There are only a few lifejackets that unfold in the water without any problems even with a backpack! More Information: SAMMY (IMO: 9582491) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2012 (9 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Panama. It’s carrying...
Video Vehicles Carrier Ship JASPER ARROW/Pilot Vessel CATAMARÁN ANTARES
published on 17 April 2020
Vehicles Carrier Ship "JASPER ARROW" / Pilot Vessel "CATAMARÁN ANTARES" #ZonaComún #RioDeLaPlata - Maneuvering of Embarking #RioDeLaPlataPilots and Disembarking #RioParanáPilot #Prácticos.- This video was filmed on board Pilot Vessel "CATAMARÁN ANTARES" and shows the moments when the Pilot Vessel was proceeding to the #BoardingStation Zona Común - Rio de la Plata, to the vessel "JASPER ARROW", to start with the Maneuvering of Embarking and Disembarking #Pilots .- Special appreciation to...