Article Results online survey into the securing methods of pilot ladders

by Herman Broers - published on 5 March 2021

It has been shown that a majority (51%) of pilot ladders is secured by means of D-shackles, when secured at intermediate length. Previous research (Evans, 2020) has proven that this method has only about 50% of the strength of the pilot ladder when secured at full length (“double ended ladder”), or by means of the “endless-sling” method.

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Article Simulation by NAUTITEC, Reality by Emden Pilots

by Frank Diegel - published on 5 March 2021

With only 10 days of preparation time, NAUTITEC successfully executed a high-end simulation of the Odyssey`s river-passage on a scientific level and they are glad to have seen simulation become reality once again.

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Article JMS completes conversion Design of Osrv to Pilot Station Vessel for Sandy Hook Pilots

by JMS Naval Architects - published on 4 March 2021

Conversion work is nearly completed of the former Oil Spill Response Vessel OSRV MAINE RESPONDER to a Pilot Station Vessel for Sandy Hook Pilots Association of Staten Island, NY. The conversion work contract was competitively awarded to Feeney Shipyard of Kingston NY.

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Article Argentina: Pilot died of heart attack on board

published on 3 March 2021

Pilot died of heart attack on board of tanker JC BAZAN, berthed in San Lorenzo, Argentina, Parana river, on Mar 2.

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Article MAERSK takes action against non-compliant trapdoor arrangements

by Frank Diegel - published on 3 March 2021

Good news for pilot safety: As one of the leading shipping companies, MAERSK is now targeting the notorious "trapdoor arrangements". A corresponding notification to all the company's ships concerned was made public in the last few days.

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Article NTSB investigation: Contact of tow with bridge pier linked to pilot’s ineffective actions

published on 2 March 2021

Contact of Cooperative Spirit Tow with Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge Pier (Mississippi, Lousiana) on March 15, 2020 caused a property damage of $1.65 million est. (barges and lost cargo).

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Article LOC Launch Digital Solution Enhancing Port Pilotage Safety

published on 26 February 2021

LOC, part of AqualisBraemar LOC Group, is pleased to announce it is launching a new digital solution to enhance safety of marine operations within ports and harbours.

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Article Technical Circular on pilot boarding arrangements by Indian Register of Shipping

by Indian Register of Shipping - published on 25 February 2021

The Indian Register of Shipping has published a Technical Circular on pilot boarding arrangements this week. Here you can download and read the document.

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Article AIMPA Journal- February 2021 issue VIII

by AIMPA - All India Marine Pilots' Association - published on 17 February 2021

The All India Maritime Pilots' Association has released its new journal for February

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Opinion AIMPA - The need and it´s Ideals

by Capt. Gajanan Karanjikar - Founder President - AIMPA - published on 12 February 2021

The formation of the All India Marine Pilot Association was a task which was required at any cost. The hurdles of Morale ground were noticed and one such organization was then decided to be formed by Group of Mariners who care for ’safety and security’ of the Pilot.

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