Information about novel Coronavirus from the World Health Organization (WHO)

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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

IMPA has published examples of best practice together with a letter from Capt. Simon Pelletier, President of IMPA.

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Article How to Avoid Catching COVID19 whilst Piloting

by The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association - published

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.

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Article Costa Diadema transits Suez under remote pilotage

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

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.

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Video BMPA Presentation at IMPA 2014

Bahamas Maritime Pilot's Association (BMPA) presentation at IMPA 2014.

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Video Lynx pilot boat

Found on YouTube. Created by "Onur Yazcizi".

16mt HSLC CLASS ALUMINIUM PILOT BOAT engineered & build by LYNX.

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Video ESAIL Maritime Satellite Launched

Found on YouTube. Created by "Luxembourg Space Agency".
The #ESAIL #microsatellite for tracking ships worldwide was launched. This is the first maritime satellite of its kind produced and assembled in Luxembourg. Hear from #Luxembourg Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot about this pioneering #ESA partnership project developed with #LuxSpace and #Exactearth.

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Article Hwalein Marine Pilot got accident while boarding

by Video found on YouTube - published

Another accident was reported on YouTube on Feb. 3rd 2020 by akif pradias.
"This video shown how's hwalein pilot got accident while boarding the vessel, its teach us to be more carefully during pilot transfer..."

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Article First investigation report of "Milano Bridge" Accident on April 6th 2020 in Busan

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

According to an article from "Safety at sea" the Korean Investigation Authority has published the first report about accident of container vessel "Milano Bridge" on April 6th 2020 in Busan.

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Article Wärtsilä simulator upgrade will enhance Le Havre pilot operations

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a complete navigational simulator upgrade for the Le Havre pilot station in France. The intention is to provide the pilot station with a totally new simulator specifically adapted to the requirements of the pilots’ operations. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in February 2020.The new unique visualisation system to be supplied is based on 14 DP projectors, comprising seven main circular and seven ground projection systems. It features a panoramic 350-degree screen.

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