Metal Shark Delivers Two New Pilot Boats

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Jeanerette, LA – November 14th, 2019: Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT).

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Article TWO NEW METAL SHARK PILOT BOATS NOW SERVING PORT OF NEW ORLEANS

by Metal Shark Boats - published

Jeanerette, LA – November 14th, 2019: Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT).

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Article Improve comfort, safety and maneuvering with Humphree.

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By using Humphree's trim and stabilization system, you will reduce resistance, fuel consumption and environmental impact. It also means that the best possible performance and stability is achieved.

Humphree USA reports that it has won numerous orders this year for its automatic stabilization technology in the North American pilot boat segment, with nine new boats either delivered or under construction for eight different pilot associations.

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Video Setubal Pilot Boat

Found on YouTube. Created by "Alan Smillie". Recorded on 2015-04-29.

Setubal pilot boat "Bolina" underway to refuelling point in harbour.

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Article Three 16.2 m KEWATEC Pilot 1620 Vessels For Sale (located in Germany)

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Pilot Boats can be inspected in Olpenitz/Germany. Price: € 690,000 each (new price approx. € 1,300,000 each).
Available from: 1st March 2020, IMCA MISW report is available

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Video Is this a dangerous manoeuvre in a Pilot Boat?

Found on YouTube. Created by "The Kulasisis BULLEN".
Editors note: A film of a pilot boat has just been published on YouTube with the title "How Dangerous being in a Pilot Boat..." on YouTube. I'm not sure if this really shows a dangerous maneuver, maybe the experts can comment on it here.

But in principle it is problematic to approach the ship in such a small Pilot Boat in the wake from astern and cross the waves there. I remember an accident from Finland in December 2017 where the boat capsized and people died. Is this situation shown here comparable to the one from Finland or is it a comparatively harmless maneuver?

Here are the references to the accident at that time:

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Video Virginia Pilots Rely on Volvo Penta IPS Propulsion

Found on YouTube. Created by "Volvo Penta". Recorded on 2020-11-05.

The new 56-ft. Virginia Pilots launch is powered by a pair of Volvo Penta D13 700 hp EPA Tier 3 engines matched with IPS-3 steerable pod drives with forward-facing counter-rotating props. The propulsion system includes Volvo Penta’s EVC electronic steering and control system with a three-axis joystick. Top speed is 33+ knots.

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Video Pilot Boat in Kuantan / Malaysia

Found on YouTube. Created by Rockssel.

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Article The scariest 15 minutes of my life

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

An authentic report by Marine Pilot Capt. Agha Umar Habib (Port of Sohar, Oman) about a dramatic incident on July 23, 2019.

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Article New Website PilotladderSafety.com

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Recently, Herman Broers launched the website PilotladderSafety.com.
This website’s goal is to increase pilot ladder safety by showing good practice examples regarding the rigging and use of pilot ladder arrangements . Do it right the first time!

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Video Rencontre avec un pilote maritime au port de Sète

Found on YouTube. Created by "France 3 Occitanie"

Connaissez vous le métier de pilote maritime ? Rencontre avec Gabriel Charpentier à Sète dans l'Hérault. Lorsque les navires de plus de 55 mètres arrivent dans un port, les pilotes maritimes prennent le relais du commandant. Ils ont la responsabilité de faire entrer ces gros bateaux par tous les temps. Lors d'une escale, ils sont les premiers à monter à bord en pleine mer sur une échelle de corde de neuf mètres.

Reportage de Cybèle Plichart

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