Article Eemslift Hendrika is secured – will be towed to safe harbour

published on 8 April 2021

The Norwegian Coastal Administration mobilized according to their contingency plan against acute pollution, salvage crews managed to get on board the drifting vessel Eemslift Hendrika and managed to connect it to the two tugboats, and the vessel is now being towed to harbour in Ålesund.

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Article Norwegian Coastal Administration is working on salvaging Eemslift Hendrika

published on 7 April 2021

Norwegian coast guard said that there is still a risk that the ship may capsize and pose an environmental
hazard.The ship is still drifting, and is located 40-50 nautical miles west of Alesund. KV Sortland is still on
site, and they are the Coastal Administration's eyes and ears.

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Article Finnpilot in 2020: the continuity of pilotage activities was safeguarded through successful protective measures

published on 31 March 2021

The successful protective measures implemented by Finnpilot Pilotage contributed to ensuring the continuity of Finland’s foreign trade, also amid the coronavirus pandemic. The number of pilotage assignments decreased significantly along with the decline in vessel traffic.

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Article EVER GIVEN has been moved soon to be refloated or positioned along bank

published on 29 March 2021

During the night Mar 28-29 EVER GIVEN was moved from her initial grounding position and hopefully, soon, will be either refloated, or positioned alongside Canal eastern bank, to free the Canal for shipping.

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Article Realtime run-through of Ever Given

published on 26 March 2021

Here's a realtime run-through of the #EVERGIVEN accident. After it gets stuck, check out the vessel two behind Evergiven - moving "somewhat erratically" and almost crashing into the Maersk Denver in front.

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Article Mega container ship hard aground in Suez Canal (incl. Video)

published on 24 March 2021

Ultra Large Container Vessel EVER GIVEN ran aground in Suez Canal north of Suez, at around 0600 UTC Mar 23, shortly after entering Canal in northbound convoy.

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Article AIMPA Journal- March 2021 issue IX

by AIMPA - All India Marine Pilots' Association - published on 19 March 2021

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

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Article Russian Marine Pilot (61) killed in accident on 14 March 2021

by Frank Diegel - published on 17 March 2021

In Novorossiysk (Russia, Black Sea), a marine pilot died during a pilot transfer and an investigation has been launched. The incident occurred on the evening of 14 March at about 21:40.

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Article Update: New PDF "Pilot Ladder Safety" is available

by Herman Broers - published on 17 March 2021

A new hardcopy of the pilotladdersafety website by Herman Broers is now available online, including a new page on “Marking and Certification” as well as “Handholds and Stanchions”. Get it here!

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Article New Pilot Boat for Port of Townsville

by Port of Townsville - published on 15 March 2021

The Port of Townsville has welcomed the newest addition to its fleet of pilot boats with the arrival of the newly built MANTARAY. The $3.3 million, custom-built vessel utilises high-tech equipment and design to maximise safety and efficiency for pilot transfers.

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