Lyttelton Port Company Dredge Optimisation
published on 14 October 2019 - 103
An overview of the work that has been done to enable larger ships to call at Lyttelton, New Zealand.
Opinion "Ship's Pilot" - A poem by Gaylen K. Bunker
by Frank Diegel, CEO & Founder Marine-Pilots.com - published on 13 February 2020
Video You are the reason that i still work onboard for you and keep staying at home for us.
Video Port Revel Ship Handling in France | by National Geographic
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They look like toy boats, but they serve a serious purpose. An outsider at this facility near Grenoble, France, may see grown men riding arounda lake in miniature ships. But these are pilots of the world's largest ships, and they're practicing navigation with meticulously engineered 1:25 scale models of real cruisers, tankers, and containerships. Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre, in operation since 1967, has had more than 6,000 maritime pilots and merchant ship officers from all over the world train on its 13-acre man-made lake. Wind-, wave-, and current-generating machines simulate real-world conditions, to help the pilots learn how to maneuver in shallow waters and deal with emergencies—in safe conditions. The school recently added its own built-to-scale course of the giant new locks that will open next year to allow the passage of large ships through the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal Pilots Association has made its own training lake but is sending senior pilots and simulator instructors to Port Revel to learn how to teach using manned models. Port Revel has built two large model ships and is sending them along with four radio-controlled tugboats to the Panama Canal training facility.
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Opinion The feel of the ship: The essence of Piloting
by Captain Ricardo Caballero "Themaritimepilot" - published on 3 June 2020
Video Bob Peacock "Maritime Pilot", Maine / NewBrunswick - Part 1
Video TasPorts | Marine Pilots and Marine Operatives
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Have you ever wanted to watch a marine pilot in action?
Last night, TasPorts was delighted to offer up for auction a pilot boat experience to support Cancer Council Tasmania's 25th Anniversary Gala in Launceston.
A second experience will be offered at the Cancer Council Tasmania Gala in Hobart next month.
Both events raise funds to support Tasmanians dealing with cancer through advocacy, prevention, support and research.
This video was filmed in 2018 (pre-COVID), was broadcast at last night’s event to highlight the work of TasPorts’ pilots and marine operatives.
Article ‘SANAAG’ A new Pilot boat for the Port of Berbera, Somaliland in Africa delivered by Safehaven Marine.
by Safehaven Marine - published on 20 April 2020
Safehaven Marine based in Ireland have just delivered a pilot vessel for operations at the Port of Berbera in
Somaliland, Africa. ‘Sanaag’ is one of Safehaven’s Interceptor 38 pilot vessels, at 11.9m LOA, a very capable design which proves economical to operate, yet capable of dealing with very rough seas and challenging boarding conditions when required.
Article Port of Townsville to expand pilot boat fleet
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 24 January 2020
The Port of Townsville, northern Australia’s largest multi-cargo port, is expanding its fleet of pilot boats to four.
The Port has awarded Hart Marine a $3 million contract to build a 17.3m ORC vessel that is due for delivery later in 2020. The new high-tech vessel will be slightly longer but have the same design features as the PV Osprey which was delivered by Hart Marine in late 2017.