Volvo Penta – Mighty Jobs – Piloting the Arctic seas of Norway
published on 11 March 2020 - 338
In this episode of Mighty Jobs we meet the piloting crew of Buksér og Berging in Tromsø, Norway. Their Volvo Penta-powered piloting boat covers around 42,000 nautical miles every year. That’s the equivalent of traveling around the world twice. The Volvo Penta IPS system makes it possible to pilot ships under all weather conditions.
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 Digital Information Service for Vessel Traffic in the Arctic
published on 15 September 2020
Article #dangerousladders - Using social media to improve pilot transfer safety.
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 12 December 2019
It remains a sad fact that accidents and near misses continue to occur during pilot transfers with frightening regularity. Most of these fortunately do not result in injury, and a surprisingly high number of them are not even recognised for what they are.
Surveys into pilot ladder safety consistently reveal that unacceptably high numbers of pilot transfer arrangements are not compliant with the regulations.
Video "The Port Pilot" by Richard Blanco - Read by Tom Wilson
Opinion Harbor Pilots, the Boeing 737 MAX and Automation
by Capt. Jim Wright , Southwest Alaska Pilots Association (retired) - published on 5 March 2020
Article Safehaven Marine launch new Interceptor 48 ‘Practicos Coruna Ocho’ for the port of Coruna in Northern Spain
published on 29 September 2020
Safehaven Marine, pilot boat specialist builders in Ireland have launched a new Interceptor 48 pilot boat for the Port of Coruna in Northern Spain. ‘Practicos Coruna Ochno’ is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 500hp continuously rated engines and ZF Gearboxes. Propulsion is by conventional sterngear turning 28” propellers giving her a 25kts continuous operational speed. Capable of carrying 7 pilots and crew all on shock mitigation seating comfortably in her spacious fully lined cabin with extremely low noise levels of 73db recorded.