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Article Report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS
published on 15 November 2019
Part one report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS outside the Sture Terminal in the Hjeltefjord in Hordaland county
Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 24 October 2019
There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.
Article The Road Towards Autonomous Ship Handling with Tugs
by Captain Henk Hensen (Marine Consultant) - published on 5 November 2019
Currently, several means of transport are undergoing an accelerated development towards automation and automated movements. This development will also impact future ship handling with tugs. A glimpse into the future of tug boat operation.
Article The difficulty of finding marine pilot-specific information on the Internet
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 4 November 2019
Who is a pilot and how do I find information about this great job on the Internet?
Article The scariest 15 minutes of my life
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 14 August 2019
An authentic report by Marine Pilot Capt. Agha Umar Habib (Port of Sohar, Oman) about a dramatic incident on July 23, 2019.
Article Electronic Chart Standards: IHO ECDIS and ENC
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 October 2019
Found on YouTube:
Tom Mellor - Chairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG) and Head of Digital Standards at the UKHO - explains what the IHO's ECDIS and ENC Standards mean.
Article Command or Control?
by Capt. Gürhan Aktürk - published on 27 October 2019
“Piloting the vessels was there since there was a sea transportation” This is one of the most popular and might be most proud phrase for pilots. During the maritime history, piloting the vessels evolved in many aspects, however main core is never changed; trustworthy colleague from neighbourhood will be close by for safe passage.
Article Who is a Marine Pilot? Comment by Reshma Nilofer Naha
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 16 September 2019
Comment and photos by Reshma Nilofer Naha
India's first female Marine Pilot (Kalkata Port Trust)
Video #Dangerousladders Trailer
The #DangerousLadders campaign is a global initiative to improve the safety of pilot transfer arrangements and in particular the safe rigging of pilot ladders. As part of this campaign, Fidra Films have developed a series of informational and educational films to illustrate the dangers and also best practice.
Generously funded by the sponsors below, all of whom have an interest in the safety of maritime pilots, the series aims to reduce the incidence of non-compliant ladder arrangements, something that pilots face every day of their working lives.
Anyone with an interest in the subject of pilot transfer safety should join the #DangerousLadders Facebook group, where there is continual discussion and educational advice from the global pilotage community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/83176...
The development, production and distribution of this series is generously sponsored by:
The Standard Club
With support from the pilots at ABP Southampton and a vessel location supplied by Tarmac.
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