Information about novel Coronavirus from the World Health Organization (WHO)
published on 19 March 2020 - 67
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
Article How to Avoid Catching COVID19 whilst Piloting
by The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association - published on 31 March 2020
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.
Opinion Webinar on 24th October: Re-conceptualizing Indian Maritime Pilotage
by AIMPA - All India Marine Pilots' Association - published on 22 October 2020
Article US Coast Guard recalls compliance with pilot transfer agreements
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 27 October 2020
Opinion A report on AIMPA’s Webinar on “Reconceptualising Indian Maritime Pilotage”
published on 6 November 2020
Video Huge ship crane collapses during tests in the port of Rostock, Germany
Found on YouTube. Created by "MV1 - Heimat bewegt"
Rostock; 02.05.2020: Actually, the special ship with the giant heavy-lift crane crane, which was designed for over 5,000 tons load capacity, was supposed to be delivered in the next few days. During final tests the crane broke off in the afternoon of May 2. Four people were injured in the accident. This is the second accident with Liebherr cranes this year in the Rostock overseas port. Already in February this year two cranes were reported to have fallen into the water during loading.
Vessel was planned to work on Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland waters, she was to begin works in some two weeks, after load tests run in Rostock. ORION I was built in China, but crane was installed in Rostock
Offshore wind farms crane vessel ORION I, IMO 9825453, dwt 60575, built 2019 (COSCO Shipping Qidong Offshore Co., Ltd., China), operator Deme Offshore.
Article CRPPA Seeks 28 Percent Raise Due to Mississippi River Challenges
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 August 2020
Video Safehaven Marine 'Independent Vision' pilot boarding
Here’s a nice video of the ‘Independent Vision’ having her pilot embarked offshore by the Cork pilot boat ‘Failte’ an Interceptor 48 before she enters Cork Harbour. We also undertook some alongside handling trials at the same time with ‘San Cibrao’ before she is shipped to Spain. Sure was interesting trying to land the drone back on the boat in the 40kt winds offshore!