Welcome to Driver's Ed...For Supertankers
published on 2 October 2019 - 710
It turns out that supertankers and cruise ships have valets. They're called maritime pilots, and they're among the most elite ship handlers in the world. So where does one go to learn how to park the largest ships in the world? To the Maritime Pilots Institute in Covington, La. There, they use mini-versions of the behemoth boats to teach the basics. All aboard!
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Article Interview with Marine Pilot Esil Abibula: Crossing the Northwest Passage
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 18 December 2019
The Northwest Passage is the approximately 5780 km long sea route that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean north of the American continent. It crosses the Arctic Ocean and its marginal seas as well as the associated sea lanes through the Canadian-Arctic archipel ago.
Roald Amundsen made his first complete successfully crossing in 1903-1906 via the route discovered by John Rae through the James Ross Strait, Rae Strait and Simpson Strait on the small ship Gjøa.
Article Product Pirates risk the lives of Marine Pilots!
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 December 2019
Opinion Pilotage Wisdom
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 1 September 2020
Video Allen Garfinkle — The Making of a Bay Pilot | 8/7/2019
Found on YouTube. Created by "St. Francis Yacht Club".
The Making of a Bay Pilot
Allen Garfinkle, Executive Director, Board of Pilot Commissioners, San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays
Professional mariner Captain Allen Garfinkle, will highlight the role of maritime pilots in waterborne commerce on San Francisco Bay, including how one becomes a maritime pilot, dangers of the job and common myths about piloting on the Bay. Captain Garfinkle is the Executive Director of the state level authority that trains, licenses and regulates those pilots. Prior to his role at the Pilot Commission, Captain Garfinkle was a deep-sea mariner for 30 years, including 22 years at Matson Navigation Company, where he was master on nine of their ships. Allen holds a Bachelor’s degree from California Maritime Academy and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Video What a ride: Coast Guard boat is surfing in the mouth of the Duluth Canal
Video Pivot Point Demo - HS Wismar
Found on YouTube. Created by "ISSIMS GmbH - Marine Prediction Technology".
SAMMON Lecturing Video describing
"Pivot Point Demonstration"
SAMMON - the IDEAL tool to identify manoeuvring capabilities of a ship - SAMMON - learning the EFFECTIVE way
Video 18 meter pilot boat built by Hart Marine, with ZF Marine Transmission
Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS
Found on YouTube. Create by "Marine Online"
This section should give a short introduction to:
Operational aspects of AIS
Functions and features
The AIS transponder unit.
AIS Information sent by ships.
Static information update. MMSI
Dynamic information update.
Voyage related information update.
Checking AIS data. BIIT
Display Of AIS data.
Recommended AIS symbols.
Sleeping target symbol.
Activated target symbol.
Selected target symbol.
Dangerous target symbol.
Lost target symbol.
AIS information displayed on ARPA and ECDIS.
Minimum graphical information.
Priority of AIS target symbols.
AIS information on radar .
Suppressing dangerous targets.
Course Over Ground (COG) Vector.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) Vector.
Automatic target acquisition.
Warning limits. CPA, TCPA
Automatic display selection.
The human factor.