Article Updated App: "Bollard Pull Calculation for Marine Pilots"

by Baykal YAYLALI - published on 17 June 2024

A handy and simple tool to determine in a minimum time what is really needed as tug assistance, is the Bollard Pull Calculator which calculates in an approximate way the total required tug power for ships in various conditions of wind and current. This tool can be loaded as an app on the smart phone.

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Article New performance standard for pilot transfer arrangements

by IMPA - International Maritime Pilots’ Association - published on 14 June 2024

This week, the International Maritime Organization Sub-Committee responsible for developing amendments to SOLAS regulation V/23 and associated instruments (NCSR 11) finalized a new performance standard for pilot transfer arrangements, which is expected to be made mandatory by SOLAS and apply to new and existing SOLAS and non-SOLAS ships from 1 January 2028.

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Article Kiel Pilots Operating on Emergency Basis

published on 3 June 2024

Since October, pilots from Kiel have been unable to use their offshore transfer station. Long detours and limited rest periods have complicated their workdays, with no end in sight.

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Article Maritime Compliance: USCG Policy – Master Pilot eXchange (MPX) Vs Engine Power Limiter (EPL) and the use of a Shaft Power Limiter (SHaPoLi)

by www.MaritimeCyprus.com - published on 30 May 2024

Article by www.MaritimeCyprus.com: We'd like to bring to your attention the USCG Policy Letter 01-24, which provides “Guidance regarding devices that alter maneuvering characteristics of ships to ensure safe operation in waters of the United States”.

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Article IMPA Information on Pilot Transfer Operations (May 2024)

published on 13 May 2024

This document aims to provide information to pilot organisations and/or competent pilotage authorities on the conduct of pilot transfer operations.

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Article Maritime Pilots in the New York area use Pilot-Guard

by Pilot-Guard International Network for Pilot Safety - published on 11 April 2024

Pilot-Guard is a global pilot safety network that enables the real-time exchange of safety-related information between organisations around the globe on non-compliant pilot transfer arrangements (nc-pta) of vessels.

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Article Master and Shipping Company Convicted Over Pilot Ladder Failure

published on 4 April 2024

For the second time in less than twelve months, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has announced the successful legal action against a ship's master and the shipping company due to a defective ladder, leading to a pilot's injury during transfer

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Article Marine-Pilots.com on LinkedIn & Facebook

published on 3 April 2024

The followers of our large community of Marine-Pilots.com can be found not only on LinkedIn or Twitter, but also on Facebook.

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Opinion Manning Challenges in Maritime Pilotage

by Captain Ahmed Sati - published on 25 March 2024

Opinion article by Ahmed Sati, Marine Pilot, Author of “Marine Pilotage - The Arabic book” and board member of ISPO.

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Article Pilot Secures Arrest of Chinese Cargo Ship Following Career-Ending Gangway Collapse

published on 15 March 2024

This action seeks compensation for injuries he alleges have prematurely ended his career in shipping.

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