PTR Holland Company Movie
published on 8 January 2020
PTR Holland Company Movie
Article Pilot Transfer Arrangements
by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published on 2 October 2019
Most pilot embarkations and disembarkations around the world, are still carried out using a traditional pilot ladder, consisting of wooden steps supported and secured by side ropes.
Article A contempt for pilot safety and total disregard for the contents of the SOLAS Convention.
by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published on 4 October 2019
Tuesday, October 1st is the start date of the latest International Maritime Pilot Association's annual Safety Campaign.
Previous campaigns by the association have consistently shown results of pilot ladder deficiencies around the 20% mark.
Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 24 October 2019
There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.
Video SeaSafe - Marine pilot falling off a ships ladder with his integrated life jacket coat
SeaSafe - Marine pilot falling off a ships ladder with his integrated life jacket coat
Article Pilot Boarding and Landing – use of Personal Emergency Radio Devices
by Nick Lee, T&TC Chairman, UK Pilots - published on 4 February 2020
Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) and other individual MOB devices have been available for some years now and have evolved to incorporate a variety of different alerting methods and combinations. However, usage of these additional enhancements within UK Pilotage is still in its infancy.
Video Transas Pilot PRO Navigation Tips - Part 1, Pilotage
A small video tutorial showing some useful tips for pilotage using Transas Pilot PRO application for iPad
Article German pilots establish the "Pilot Information Assistant - PIA" project
by Ship&Offshore DVV Media Group - published on 5 September 2019
The PIA project of German pilots is a great maritime success story and ensures greater safety and efficiency on German shipping routes. Thus, with no exceptions, all of the approx. 890 German maritime and port traffic controllers could be gathered for use of the PIA system and its PPU.
Video TRENZ Pilot Plug - Startup Procedure
This video shows the startup procedure of the TRENZ Pilot Plug.
Please visit https://trenz-pilotplug.com/ for more information.
Video 24/7 pilot - Nederlands Loodswezen - Dutch maritime pilots
• The Dutch pilots offer a contribution to the safe and quick pilotage of ships to and from the Dutch ports and the Flemish ports on the Scheldt River. Each year, they assist about 100,000 ships.
• Loodswezen aims to play a leading role by excelling in terms of service provision, training and education, efficiency, technology and customer satisfaction.
• The highly-trained maritime pilots and other staff members work closely together to ensure safe and efficient operations in all circumstances
Prince of Seas -- Noord / North
MSC Aurora -- Scheldemonden / River Scheldt
NYK Arcadia -- Rotterdam - Rijnmond
AIDAmar -- Amsterdam - IJmuiden
Video Pilot boat goes out, Pilot Boat comes in. The saltie Cape comes in. Busy Sunday in Duluth!
Found on YouTube. Created by Paul Scinocca.
I decided to show the typical happenings when a saltwater freighter arrives Duluth. Most of the time they go to anchor and wait for the Elevator dock. The Pilot Boat brings out the Great Lakes Pilot to sail the ship into the port and to the dock. This vessel arrived early Sunday morning, went to anchor until mid afternoon. They are loading grain at the CHS Elevator in Superor.