Maritime Pilots' Institute
published on 4 July 2019 - 259
The Maritime Pilots Institute is the premier training facility for River Pilots employing a mix of virtual and real world facilities. Located in Covington Louisiana, we are 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans while offering the safety and amenities of small town life.
The training presents a balance between simulated locations with a variety of environmental conditions and manned scale models of cargo ships in a series of lakes with docking and currents and live factors such as wind and weather.
Video Aberdeen Harbour - Meet Finn Froekjaer-Jensen, Pilot
Article NAUTITEC (Germany) as new partner of Marine-Pilots.com
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 October 2020
Article Hamburg Port Services is a new partner of Marine‑Pilots.com
published on 13 November 2020
Video The difference between Gross Tonnage and Net Tonnage
Found on YouTube. Created by "Steering Mariners".
Using pictures and sketches, this video finally explains the difference between gross tonnage (GRT) and net tonnage (NRT); the ship spaces that are included/excluded in their calculation; and the importance of these terms to ship owners.
Contents of this video will benefit mariners preparing for exams (written and oral examinations).
Opinion Pilot Ladder - The Weakest Link in Marine Pilotage
by Capt. Santosha K Naya - published on 10 August 2020
Pilot transfer arrangement is a sensitive topic to be discussed among the pilot’s fraternity. Although ships are designed and operated with compliance to the SOLAS requirements in all respects including the pilot transfer arrangements, there has been numerous deficiencies observed related to pilot transfer arrangements. The small deficiencies from the part of ships cause life threatening accidents for pilots and sometimes to the ship staff themselves. There are many instances of defective ladder and complacency in proper rigging of ladders has been reported almost every day in different parts of the world. Many pilots lost their life, severely injured for life and face many minor to major accidents. The latest incident being the Capt. Timothy Murray of Sandy hooks Pilot.
Article Combinations Ladders: "1,000 combinations around" (by Arie Palmers)
by Arie Palmers, Netherlands - published on 13 July 2020
Video How AIS Works - Operation of AIS
Found on YouTube. Create by "Marine Online"
This section should give a short introduction to:
Operational aspects of AIS
Functions and features
The AIS transponder unit.
AIS Information sent by ships.
Static information update. MMSI
Dynamic information update.
Voyage related information update.
Checking AIS data. BIIT
Display Of AIS data.
Recommended AIS symbols.
Sleeping target symbol.
Activated target symbol.
Selected target symbol.
Dangerous target symbol.
Lost target symbol.
AIS information displayed on ARPA and ECDIS.
Minimum graphical information.
Priority of AIS target symbols.
AIS information on radar .
Suppressing dangerous targets.
Course Over Ground (COG) Vector.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) Vector.
Automatic target acquisition.
Warning limits. CPA, TCPA
Automatic display selection.
The human factor.
Video Risk Involved When Unmooring Operation on Deck
Video The Maryland Pilots between 1950-1965 (a journey through time)
Found on YouTube. Posted by WickleinGroup
The Maryland Pilots have guided ships to and from Baltimore since the 1700's. They have been chartered as an organization since 1852. This is an edited except from films about the Pilots shot between 1950-1965 for the Port that Built a City and State. The original films are in the archives of the Baltimore Museum of Industry.