Pioneer Pilots (Pilot Exchange) - Pilot Boat at Vlissingen Netherlands

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Region: Netherlands
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Pilot boarding

Name: Pioneer Pilots ; Type: Pilot Boat ; Callsign: PCGX
MMSI: 245711000 ; Flag: Netherlands ; LengthXBeam: 21m X 6m.

A Pilot Boat is the type of vessel that render services to incoming and outgoing ships in a designated or charted Pilot Station by transporting the Marine Pilot to and from the vessel. The Marine Pilot is the one who guides the commercial ships in and out of the Seaport.

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Article Strength of Pilot Ladders and Intermediate Securing of Pilot Ladders

by Capt. Troy Evans - published

An investigation into actual strength of ladders and intermediate securing methods used.
Capt. and Marine Pilot Troy Evans (New Zealand) decided to look into pilot ladder strength and intermediate securing arrangements after MNZ put out what he felt was a confusing and unclear document about securing of pilot ladders.

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Article 1,000 ways to secure a Pilot Ladder

by Arie Palmers, Netherlands - published

From that moment on I have been keeping a tally of the non compliant boarding arrangements I see in front of me on a daily base, and off course I participate in the annual safety campaign, conducted by IMPA each october.

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Video Virtual Reality Marine Pilot Transfer Training Demo

Found on YouTube. Created by "Lazyworm Apps"

Short demonstration highlighting key features of the VR Marine Pilot training simulation LWA Solutions have delivered for the Ports of Auckland.

Editors Note (4th July 2020):
This video shows the fantastic possibilities of virtual reality technology. Wonderful demo by Ports of Auckland. In respect for doing this amazing experiment. If somebody knows more about this or other interesting similar projects please leave a comment below and help us to complete information about virtual reality for marine pilots.

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Video Magnet Holder - Gangway/Pilot Ladder Fixing Equ. (from Korea Ocean Tech)

SOLAS/IMO/IMPA Regulations require additional safety measurements for pilot's boarding and disembarkation since recently. These magnetic holders of two types, one is manually set and the other is a remotely controlled one, fixes both pilot ladder and accommodation ladder (gangway) strongly onto the hull of the ship. Thus, the pilot can climb more safely. We are negotiating with ISO, IMO, IMPA etc in order to standardize these items for pilot safety.

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Video Submarine pilot boarding

Pilot boarding submarine HNLMS Bruinvis at North East Spit pilot station.
Pilot Captain Chris Renault.

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Article Effects of the Chinese New Year on the global ship traffic

by Simone Moser, LuxSpace Sàrl - published

This year, the Chinese New Year holiday celebrates the year of the Rat. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world’s population. More than that, it is also the longest seasonal holiday in China. Most of the population saves up its annual holidays to take a few weeks off and spend time with the family.

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Video OMC International DUKC® - Port of Melbourne

Footage of deep tanker Felicity navigating through the treacherous waters of the Port Philip Heads channel entrance.

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Article An Analysis of Pilotage Marine Accidents in Korea (2019)

published

Since the late 2000s, a debate has been sparked on the most suitable age of retirement for Korean pilots. The debate has focused on the extension of retirement age of pilots from 65 to 68 and whether this will affect the probability of marine accidents.

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Video MSC MIA contacted gantry crane in Valencia Sep 13 2020

Found on YouTube. Created by "Mikhail Voytenko".

One of the biggest ships in the world, 23,000+ TEU container ship MSC MIA, contacted gantry crane while leaving container terminal at Valencia, Spain, in the morning Sep 13. Crane collapsed, crane operator sustained injures and was hospitalized.

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