Article 14 years since grounding of MSC Napoli (With explanatory video)

by Julian Wardlaw - published on 22 October 2021

Every job has its highs and its lows and very occasionally something so extraordinary happens it is left indelibly stamped on your mind. One such event was the MSC Napoli – a 62,000 tonne container vessel ‘shipwrecked’ off the UK’s famous Jurassic Coast in 2007 after it got into difficulties in the English Channel.

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Article Publication of the Brazilian Pilots' Association - Rumos Práticos 59

published on 20 October 2021

Publication of the Brazilian Maritime Pilots' Association - Rumos Práticos 59
In this edition of Rumos Práticos, we made a concerted effort to address safety, both in pilot embarkation/disembarkation and in port projects.

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Article NZ Taic releases Report on 2018 Bulker grounding in Bluff Harbour

by Baird Maritime - published on 16 October 2021

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission of New Zealand (TAIC) has released its report on the incident involving the grounding of a foreign-flagged cargo vessel at Bluff Harbour on November 28, 2018.

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Article New Zealand: Pilot Training requirements were reviewed afer accident

published on 16 October 2021

Pilot Training requirements were reviewed afer the ship hit the seabed amd tugs damaged in Bluff Harbor.
South Port in Bluff has accepted the Transport Accident Investigation Commission's recommendation and reviewed its systems.

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Article The world's largest container ship "Ever Ace" completes its first transit through the Suez Canal

published on 16 October 2021

On August 28, the world's largest container ship completed its first crossing in the Suez Canal. Due to its huge size and this is the first voyage of the ship, it has received extra attention and special treatment from the Suez Canal Authority (SCA).

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Article AIMPA Journal- October 2021 issue XV

by AIMPA - All India Marine Pilots' Association - published on 15 October 2021

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

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Article Marine-Pilots.com celebrates its second birthday today

by Frank Diegel - published on 14 October 2021

Our community is growing day by day and all of us at Marine-Pilots.com say "Thank you!" to everyone who supports us and makes our platform for pilots possible. Look at our facts and figures and services:

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Article Dissertation: Reducing the subjective impact in maritime simulator assessment (2020)

published on 14 October 2021

"A performance assessment tool for maritime pilotage operations" - by Jørgen Ernstsen, Norway
When the ship is approaching or leaving a port, a local navigational expert, the pilot, is often provided for assisting the bridge team to safely and efficiently navigate the littoral waters.

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Article Shore Based Pilotage, a matter of trust

by Ed Verbeek - published on 14 October 2021

Issues like the Covid 19 crisis and the moves towards increased autonomy appear to be driving a renewed interest in Shore Based Pilotage (SBP), nowadays often called Remote Pilotage.

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Article Watch out for hydrodynamic effects when manoeuvring your ship in restricted waterways

by SWZ|Maritime - published on 14 October 2021

Research on hydrodynamic interaction indicates that if the speed of the ship near a bank is too high, the rudder may be less able to cope with the forces induced and control will be lost. The Nautical Institute highlights this in its latest Mars Report, in which an LPG carrier hit a barge being towed by a tugboat as a result of hydrodynamic forces.

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