Metal Shark and Sea Machines Launch New Sharktech Autonomous Vessel
published on 11 December 2019 - 103
USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark and Sea Machines, a Boston-based leading developer of autonomous marine technology, have partnered on the introduction of a new 29-foot autonomous vessel now being offered through Metal Shark’s “Sharktech” autonomous division. Full story here: http://bit.ly/seamachines
Opinion Pilot transfer arrangements - Sharing knowledge matters – but problems go beyond non-compliance to SOLAS itself
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 23 September 2020
Like many seafarers I have long been a keen follower of The Nautical Institute’s MARS programme, and along with many other members I listened to the recent webinar on that topic. One theme which was repeated more than once was that it is better to learn from someone else’s misfortune rather than have it happen to you. Having personally been involved in two near misses resulting from unsafe pilot transfer arrangements in a relatively short space of time, I asked how experiences and knowledge specifically about pilot ladder safety could best be promulgated to avoid repeating common accidents or near misses.
Video Pilot Embarkation - Gangway Access - Unsafe Practice at Sea CHIRP Maritime Safety
The hazards of Pilot boarding
Throughout 2016, the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) held a safety campaign focused upon the standard of pilot ladders and associated equipment. CHIRP supported this campaign and received many reports on the subject.
This first report describes issues concerning pilot access near
the non-parallel ends of a ship, and use of a retractable platform.
Video What marine pilots can learn from flight safety? Crash of Kobe Bryant.
Found on YouTube. Created by AVweb.
Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in the crash of a chartered Sikorsky S-76B helicopter on January 26th, 2020. This high-profile crash, which killed his daughter Gianna and seven others, is causing a re-examination of how Part 135 helicopters are operated. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli examines the risks.
Video Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV" - Puerto la Plata
Found on YouTube.
Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV" /On board Pilot Boat "KOON" #PilotVessel #CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata #RioDeLaPlata #Argentina #Argentine
On this video (with original sound), you can watch the Pilot Vessel "SIRIUS IV", underway inside the #CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata to the Boarding Position at Zona Comun to Embark and Disembark Pilots. The video was filmed, on board the Pilot Vessel "KOON".-
#CanalAccesoAPuertoLaPlata #RioDeLaPlata #Argentina
Date: 17th. June 2020.
Time: 10:03 hours (Local Time).
Special appreciation to the Skipper of the Pilot Boat "SIRIUS IV", his Chief Engineer and his Bosun.
Special appreciation to the Skipper of the Pilot Boat "KOON", his Chief Engineer and his Bosun.
Article ABP Southampton puts pressure on non-compliant 'trap door' Arrangements
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 22 April 2020
Article New ProZero P-Top Model Launched
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 30 April 2020
Tuco Marine Group has added the new 9,3-meter P-top design to the ProZero series.. The low-weight, semi-open design results in a faster workboat that has a larger operational range and extended working time on sea. The P-top features a protective P-top console solution and flexible seating arrangements which can accommodate up to 12 passengers or a full deck cargo.