Video HMM - Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #11-Antwerp
Video Pilot Boarding Bulk Carrier SAMMY in Saudi Arabia.
This video was kindly provided by a friend of Pilot Captain Haitham Alzahrani, Saudi Arabia. Pilot Ladder Check: non-compliant, no retrieval line Editor's note: A backpack on the back in combination with a lifejacket is usually not a good idea. There are only a few lifejackets that unfold in the water without any problems even with a backpack! More Information: SAMMY (IMO: 9582491) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2012 (9 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Panama. It’s carrying...
Video Safe at sea with satellites (AIS)
At sea, space technology is used to help save lives every day: managing traffic between ships, picking up migrants and refugees in distress or spotting oil spills. The European Space Agency is once again at the forefront developing new technologies and satellites: to keep us safe at sea and to monitor the environment. Space makes a difference here on Earth and certainly at sea where there is no infrastructure.
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Article Safe and modern Ideas for Pilot Tranfer Arrangement
by AIMPA - All India Marine Pilots' Association - published on 29 April 2021
Video Ship handling - Scenario 01: Berthing port side alongside in calm conditions
Maneuvering simulation in scenario of berthing port side to a quay without current, wind, wave. This scenario utilizes the characteristics of the right-handed propeller for docking a ship. With a right-handed propeller, when reversing engines, the effects of transversal force will swing the ship stern to the port side.
Video Smooth Sailing: Pros and Cons of a SWATH Vessel
When you think about SWATH ships, remember seakeeping. Imagine gliding gently over waves. That serenity is what SWATH ships deliver. It comes at the price of several new design challenges. But for the right mission, a SWATH is worth it. Maybe the tradeoffs are right for you? Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of a SWATH. REFERENCES  Mecaflux, "Midship, Frontal Surface Area and Flotation," Mecaflux, [Online]. Available: https://www.mecaflux.com/en/Maitre_couple.htm. [Accessed...