A Pilot Underway To Work
published on 28 February 2020
Found on YouTube. Created by "The Rotterdam Pilot"
It’s not always calm seas, helicopters and fast speedboats. In the third weekend storm this year, the pilot embarks MV VERA D by fast launch craft of the Pilot Station Vessel PROCYON. It takes professional teamwork by Pilotboat crew, the ship VERA D and VTS to board these ships in the harshest conditions in a violent Northsea. Well done and thanks to all players involved!
Video Port of Rotterdam: Loodswezen (Netherland Pilots)
Found on YouTube. Created by "Port of Rotterdam".
The port of Rotterdam is and will remain operational. Thanks to you. Thanks to our #Portheroes. We’re proud to show how, thanks to the boundless commitment of local company staff, our port can remain up and running. In this first instalment of the #Portheroes series, we show how Rotterdam’s pilots are working hard to keep everything ‘business as usual’ in the port. An open call: interested in contributing to one of our videos? Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the current measures, this video also contains archive footage.
Opinion Piloting in the Corona Era - Understanding differences in COVID-19 mitigating procedures
by Herman Broers - Rotterdam / Netherlands - published on 20 April 2020
As the world struggles with the Covid-19 virus, the maritime world is being hit hard, not only economically, but also socially and operationally. Iin shipping there are no borders.
Video Pilot boarding ship - ice bound harbour.
An innovative technique to board a sailing ship without any loss of time.
Video Lesath and Procyon. Pilot vessels at the Port of Rotterdam
Found on YouTube. Created by Peet de Rouw
Video The Ampelmann L-type gangway system
The L-type is the compact and fully-electric solution for transferring crews from small, non-DP vessels onto fixed or floating structures. With its continuous flow of personnel, it can transfer 50 people in five minutes.More from Ampelmann Operations:
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Article Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 20 February 2020
The American Pilots’ Association has sent a letter to state pilotage authorities across the United States on behalf of approximately 1,200 American ship pilots to improve safety pilot safety following the death of a New York pilot in December.
Video Vehicles Carrier Ship JASPER ARROW/Pilot Vessel CATAMARÁN ANTARES
Found on YouTube. Created by @ultrabarqueros / Barqueros de Ultramar.
Vehicles Carrier Ship "JASPER ARROW" / Pilot Vessel "CATAMARÁN ANTARES" #ZonaComún #RioDeLaPlata - Maneuvering of Embarking #RioDeLaPlataPilots and Disembarking #RioParanáPilot #Prácticos.-
This video was filmed on board Pilot Vessel "CATAMARÁN ANTARES" and shows the moments when the Pilot Vessel was proceeding to the #BoardingStation Zona Común - Rio de la Plata, to the vessel "JASPER ARROW", to start with the Maneuvering of Embarking and Disembarking #Pilots .-
Special appreciation to the Master of the Vessel "JASPER ARROW", his Officers and the rest of his Crew.
Special thanks to the Skipper of the Pilot Vessel "CATAMARÁN ANTARES", Mr. Gonzalo GÓMEZ, his Chief Engineer Mr. Alexis TELLES and his Bosun Mr. Leandro PELAYO.
Special thanks to the Rio de la Plata Pilots, Mr. Maximiliano BARUTTA and Mr. Martín ROSSANO ( @martinrossano797 ).
Special thanks to the Rio Paraná Pilot, Mr. Fernando LAMIRAL.
Article What is a SWASH pilot boat? What's the difference to the SWATH technology?
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 June 2020
At the A&R shipyard in Germany, the successful principle of SWATH boats was further developed in 2013: The SWASH principle allows sea-going, smaller and more economical boats.
Article Demands made by the Pacific Pilotage Authority on the shipping industry following the death of US Pilot Dennis Sherwood
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 27 March 2020
The Pacific Pilotage Authority says: "There is a common misunderstanding amongst vessel operators that vessels built prior to 2012 are exempt from some of the requirements for pilot transfer arrangements. This is incorrect...".
Video ProZero 9m P-Top crew transfer
The boat is specially designed for transport of up to 12 passengers and 2 crewat high speeds. Sheltered steering position with full enclosed front, raises the comfort onboard. The boat is significantly lighter than the market average which benefits fuel consumption and adds to the already proven seaworthiness. 9m ProZero P-top crew boat is designed for quick and safe transfer mission of personel and cargo. The boat is built in light-weight materials to decrease weight and enhance mission time.