Information about novel Coronavirus from the World Health Organization (WHO)
published on 19 March 2020
What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
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Article IMPA is hosting examples of best practice and protocols during Covid-19 times
by IMPA - International Maritime Pilots’ Association - published on 26 March 2020
IMPA has published examples of best practice together with a letter from Capt. Simon Pelletier, President of IMPA.
Article How to Avoid Catching COVID19 whilst Piloting
by The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association - published on 31 March 2020
The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association (UKMPA) has all been inundated with CV19 communications from all manner of sources in the last few weeks. Here is a condensed collection of information from the UKMPA.
Article Costa Diadema transits Suez under remote pilotage
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 3 April 2020
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Admiral Osama Rabie announced the successful transit of the Italian passenger ship COSTA DIADEMA in the northbound convoy through the new Suez Canal, coming from the United Arab Emirates heading to Italy. Special measures were applied, as 65 Coronavirus cases were reported on board which required piloting the vessel remotely through pilotage team boarded on two escorting tugs in full coordination with the transit control offices and navigation monitoring stations in a first of its kind scenario in the history of the Suez Canal.
Article Unconfirmed reports say a pilot boat collided with the container ship GODSPEED in Taipei, Taiwan.
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 9 March 2020
Apparently there were two crew members on board, but no pilot. One of crew was recovered and declared dead, another one, skipper of the boat, is missing.
Article Happy new year 2020!
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 2 January 2020
More than 90,000 pageviews in 3 months. Thank you!
Opinion Example of a passage and berthing plan
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 19 June 2020
As part of a good Master-Pilot exchange (MPX) the passage plan and berthing plan is discussed with the bridge team.
Article Product Pirates risk the lives of Marine Pilots!
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 December 2019
PTR Holland® are aware that certain parties have copied and supply, low-quality imitations of our rope ladders through several ship-chandlers in Rotterdam, Houston, Greece and in Turkey.
Article Get the Marine-Pilots-App!
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 18 June 2020
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Video How a pilot gets off a fairly large ship
Departing a 159,000 tonne 274 metre long tanker at the Humber Pilot station
Video San Ciprian’s new Interceptor 42 pilot boat ‘San Cibrao’ during rough weather sea trials.
Found on YouTube. Created by "Frank Kowalski".
Here’s a nice video of the rough weather sea trials of San Ciprian’s new Interceptor 42 Pilot boat ‘San Ciprano’. With the Covid-19 travel restrictions in place and the Guys from San Ciprian unable to fly here at present we’re having to do a remote ‘on-line handover’. So we made this video to give them every confidence that she is performing well, as she handled comfortably the stormy conditions prevailing on the South Coast of Ireland last Friday nicely, with winds of 50kts at the entrance to Cork Harbour, and over 4m heavily breaking seas offshore in the shoaling waters off the Daunt Rock, presenting the exact heavy weather conditions she was designed and built for. As the pilots in San Ciprian have to deal with the challenging seas of the Bay of Biscay in wintertime, we wanted to ensure she was up to the task. She is due to be shipped overland shortly where she is needed urgently to ensure essential pilotage to ships entering and departing the Port in Northern Spain.
Irish builder Safehaven Marine has launched a new pilot boat slated for the Port of San Ciprian in Spain.
The vessel has an LOA of 13.4 metres, a moulded beam of 4.3 metres, a draught of 1.3 metres, and seating for one operator and up to five pilots.