Electronic Chart Standards: IHO ECDIS and ENC
published on 29 October 2019
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.
Video New podded cruise ship at Port Revel
A new 1:25 cruise ship manned model, the "Voyager", was added to our fleet in 2014. She is 311 m long and is fitted with 2 azimuthing pods (and one Fixipod) and powerful bow thrusters. Training is conducted in emergency conditions like engine failures, crash stops, tight turns ...
Article GPS (Part 2), physical and technical errors of GNSS - an error analysis
by Capt. Gunter Schütze, Thailand/Germany - published on 26 February 2020
In my announced sequel, the second part of GPS, it is primarily about the technical and physical operational and functional limitations to which GPS is subject. These limitations, in part, have serious implications for the accuracy of GPS, and even go as far as limiting the functionality of GPS in its functions or even making it impossible. In doing so,
Video Serious Injury to Pilot video by Maritime Training Services
Serious Injury to Pilot delves into a real-world incident that resulted from a lack of attention to detail. A pilot falls from a ladder due to negligence.
Visit https://maritimetraining.com/Course/Serious-Injury-to-Pilot to purchase the full-length version.
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.
Video Presenting OpenBridge Desing System at DSD2020 in Oslo
I recently presented the OpenBridge design system at the Design System Day 2020 in Oslo. I talked about what OpenBridge is, how it differs from other design systems and where we are heading.
The conference was moved online due to the Corona virus, so I had to record the presentation using my mobile phone, and get Jon Olav from the lab to add the slides. So - apologize for the home quality of the presentation, but I hope you enjoy learning more about our work!
Since we launched the free OpenBridge Design System, 170 companies from all over the world has registered to access it. You, can find it here www.openbridge.no.
Video Crazy Pilot Boarding when the vessel is rolling heavy
What a dangerous situation. Never seen that before.
Article Canaveral Pilots Partners with Glosten/Ray Hunt for Electric Pilot Boat
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 10 February 2020
Canaveral Pilots Association (Canaveral Pilots) has partnered with naval architecture firms Glosten and Ray Hunt Design (Ray Hunt) on a pilot/demonstration project for the design, construction, and operation of an electric pilot boat. The boat will feature a battery-electric propulsion system with an emergency 'get home' diesel engine. Once in service, it will serve as one of two primary boats for supporting pilotage operations in Port Canaveral.
Video Good old times: PLA Thames Pilots at Work
Found on YouTube. Created by "Liquid highway"
Footage showing the ARCADIA leaving Tilbury Landing Stage and PLA pilot boarding sugar ship bound for Thames Refinery. footage taken from the documentary short film ' Till I End My Song'
Opinion Example of a passage and berthing plan
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 19 June 2020
As part of a good Master-Pilot exchange (MPX) the passage plan and berthing plan is discussed with the bridge team.
Video Pilot boats in rough seas during Storm Ciara
Here's the full video of recent sea trials with our two pilot boats including storm Ciara, three boats together and some boarding runs. Its quite an interesting little video with some great footage.