Article Bermuda pilots order new launch from Gladding-Hearn

published on 18 January 2022

Bermuda’s Department of Marine and Port Services has returned to Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., for a new Chesapeake-class pilot boat. The launch will be built to Lloyd’s Register class, with delivery scheduled for early 2023. The Somerset, Mass., shipyard built a 61-foot pilot/rescue vessel for the port service in 2011.

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Article London Port Authority: Record year for pilotage

by Port of London Authority - published on 13 January 2022

By the end of this year, our sea pilots are set to have undertaken a record number of pilotage acts. The total number is set to exceed 10,700, with almost 99% of the acts completed without delay.

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Article Safehaven´s "Celso Madeira" for Portugal's Sines Port starts sea trials

published on 17 December 2021

Safehaven Marine have launched ‘Celso Madeira’, an Interceptor 48 pilot for pilotage operations at the Port of Sines in Portugal.

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Article World's first methanol-powered pilot boat launched

published on 14 December 2021

The Swedish Maritime Administration is launching the world's first fully methanol-powered pilot boat today, It is one of the ministry's existing pilot boats, which has now been converted to test the new propellant. The work is part of the Swedish Maritime Administration's transition to a fossil-free fleet.

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Article S-Ribs Custom Boatbuilding has finished the trials of the first boat of "SWR-120" project

published on 7 December 2021

SWR-120 is a multi-purpose, heavy-duty, high-speed planing boat for operation in costal sea areas, in open sea as a daughtercraft and in lakes and rivers in any climate zone

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Article Port of Townsville expands pilot boat fleet with Hart Marine´s ORC 173

published on 7 December 2021

Port of Townsville latest Mantaray HM ORC 173, along with all Port of Townsville’s pilot boat fleet is defined by the Pantocarene designed beak bow vessels that are the forefront of pilot vessel desingn worldwide.

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Article Metal Shark Delivers 55-Foot Pilot Boat To Pascagoula Pilots

published on 24 November 2021

Boat builder Metal Shark has delivered a 55’ x 17’ welded aluminum pilot boat to the Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association in Mississippi.

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Article Port of Waterford receives the "Port Láirge" Pilot Boat

published on 24 November 2021

THE 15-metre-long ‘Port Láirge’, the Port of Waterford’s new Pilot Boat, was received by crew at the Dunmore East pontoon this (Friday) morning, two years after her commissioning.

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Article Handover of Kewatec Pilot 1630 to Gdańsk Pilot (Poland)

published on 15 November 2021

This week, Kewatec handed over another popular boat, Kewatec Pilot 1630, to the pilot boat operator Gdańsk Pilot in Poland. The fast pilot boat is self-righting and designed with extraordinary safety performance for both the pilots and boat operators.

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Article Pilot Shortage is Causing Vessel Traffic Backup in China

by Maritime Direct - published on 10 November 2021

Traffic has began to become congested and slowed due to specialized river pilots being mandated to quarantine due to Covid-19 regulations when returning from duties along China’s Yangtze which happens to be the longest river in East Asia.

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