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Article What is a SWASH pilot boat? What's the difference to the SWATH technology?
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 June 2020
At the A&R shipyard in Germany, the successful principle of SWATH boats was further developed in 2013: The SWASH principle allows sea-going, smaller and more economical boats.
Article SevenCs Shakes Up Digital Navigation for Pilots and Professional Mariners
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 4 June 2020
SevenCs, part of the ChartWorld Group, is pleased to announce the release of our ground-breaking ORCA™ Pilot X software. Originally designed as a primary navigation aid for Pilots, ORCA Pilot X is the industry’s leading tool for professional navigators. In an industry first, ORCA Pilot X is being offered as a free download on the Apple AppStore for iOS tablets.
Opinion The feel of the ship: The essence of Piloting
by Captain Ricardo Caballero "Themaritimepilot" - published on 3 June 2020
When I was a deck officer back in the early nineties I worked on a ship that used to load grain at different ports along the Mississippi river. The name of the ship was Golden Hope, a 600 feet long dry bulk carrier with a 95 feet in beam. An average size vessel for those days' standards.
Video Ice going pilot boat by Baltic Workboats
Baltic Workboats 16m ice going diesel electric pilot boat
Video 2019 Marine Notice regarding pilot transfer arrangements
Found on YouTube. Created by "Steering Mariners".
This video explains what is a Marine Notice and discusses the recently issued (2019) marine notice regarding pilot transfer arrangements.
Mariners appearing for oral examinations will benefit from watching this video.
Article The World’s Largest Container Vessel “HMM ALGECIRAS” Transits the Suez Canal
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 2 June 2020
Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) witnessed the transit of HMM ALGECIRAS, the world's largest container vessel, on its maiden voyage since its launching last April. It transited among the south convoy, via the New Suez Canal, heading from Yantian to Rotterdam.
Article Pilot boat captain helps save fisherman
by Canaveral Pilots Association - published on 31 May 2020
The Canaveral Pilots Association commends Pilot Boat Captain Mike Meyers for his heroic actions on April 5, 2020 in helping to save the life of a fisherman while on duty at the port.
Video Pilots board cruise ships in choppy waters. Fast pilot boats. Auckland & Malta
Found on YouTube. Created by "Stuart Morris"
Harbour pilots perform tricky operations boarding big cruise ships from fast pilot boats. Auckland and Malta.
Article COSCO Panamax bulk carrier aground again, Parana river
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 May 2020
Bulk carrier COFCO 1 with 41,900 tons of soybean resumed sailing downstream after grounding, which took place on May 25-26, but at around 0630 UTC May 27 she ran aground again, this time in San Pedro area at 269 kilometer mark, Parana river.
Article 11.05.2020 - Vessel Grounding in Singapore Strait, Sector 8, Area VTS Singapore
by Capt. Gunter Schütze, Thailand/Germany - published on 28 May 2020
On May 11, 2020, in the early morning hours, the news went around the world that two serious marine casualties occurred in sector 8 of Singapore Street within 6 minutes.
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