Metal Shark Delivers Two New Pilot Boats
published on 15 November 2019 - 231
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).
Article TWO NEW METAL SHARK PILOT BOATS NOW SERVING PORT OF NEW ORLEANS
by Metal Shark Boats - published on 20 November 2019
Article Improve comfort, safety and maneuvering with Humphree.
published on 24 September 2020
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.
Article Three 16.2 m KEWATEC Pilot 1620 Vessels For Sale (located in Germany)
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 25 February 2020
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:
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.
Article New Website PilotladderSafety.com
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 30 June 2020
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