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Opinion Pilot Ladder - The Weakest Link in Marine Pilotage
by Capt. Santosha K Naya - published on 10 August 2020
Pilot transfer arrangement is a sensitive topic to be discussed among the pilot’s fraternity. Although ships are designed and operated with compliance to the SOLAS requirements in all respects including the pilot transfer arrangements, there has been numerous deficiencies observed related to pilot transfer arrangements. The small deficiencies from the part of ships cause life threatening accidents for pilots and sometimes to the ship staff themselves. There are many instances of defective ladder and complacency in proper rigging of ladders has been reported almost every day in different parts of the world. Many pilots lost their life, severely injured for life and face many minor to major accidents. The latest incident being the Capt. Timothy Murray of Sandy hooks Pilot.
Video "Majesty of the Seas" berthing Portsmouth International Port. Tug view
Video by Andy Mabbett, UK
A lovely morning for the arrival of the Royal Caribbean International Majesty of the Seas into Portsmouth International Port. Apologies for my basic editing but the overlays in each corner provide an idea of what my tugs azimuth thrusters were doing along the way with the sliders showing engine and propeller power. The Damen Shipyards Group ASD 2411 'MARKSMAN' of SMS Towage is an awesome tug with 70t Bollard Pull. This ensures the customer's v/l is handled safely during her arrival.
P.S. Don't all shout about how rubbish the driver was at once Haha.
Article IMPA Congress postponed to May 2021
published on 10 August 2020
As a result of the extraordinary situation resulting from the global Covid-19 outbreak and, in particular, the various public health measures and travel restrictions implemented by many jurisdictions around the world to fight propagation of the virus, IMPA has decided to postpone its biennial Congress in Cancun to 23 to 29 Mayr 2021.
Video Smooth Sailing: Pros and Cons of a SWATH Vessel
Found on YouTube. Created by "Datawave Marine Solutions".
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.
 Mecaflux, "Midship, Frontal Surface Area and Flotation," Mecaflux, [Online]. Available: https://www.mecaflux.com/en/Maitre_couple.htm. [Accessed 13 Apr 2018].
 Wikimedia Authors, "Datei: Ship SWATH-svg.svg," Wikimedia, 05 July 2015. [Online]. Available: https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Ship_SWATH-svg.svg. [Accessed 09 Apr 2018].
 Wikipedia Authors, "Deutsch: Planet bei erster Erprobungsfahrt," Wikimedia Commons, 8 Sep 2006. [Online]. Available: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neue_Planet_Seite.jpg. [Accessed 13 Apr 2018].
 Wikipedia Authors, "Small-Waterplane-Area-Twin-Hull," Wikipedia, 12 Feb 2018. [Online]. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-waterplane-area_twin_hull. [Accessed 09 Apr 2018].
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Article Sandy Hook Pilot Timothy M. Murray lost his life while boarding a ship (08/05/2020)
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 6 August 2020
On August 5, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm, Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray was involved in an incident while boarding a tanker vessel inbound to the Port of New York & New Jersey. He sustained injuries after falling from a pilot ladder and was evacuated to a local hospital where his injuries proved to be fatal.
Job Loadmaster & Marine Pilots
Transhipment Services Australia
Wyndham, AustraliaTranshipment Services Australia Pty. Ltd. are currently seeking expressions of interest for highly experienced Loadmasters and/or Marine Pilots to join our team on a casual basis.
Article 7 years have passed since vessel hits pilot tower in the port of Genoa
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 August 2020
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