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Article Danish Butter Cookies...

by Marine Pilot Luis Vale, Portugal - published

Why “Danish Butter Cookies” are a part of the standard navigational equipment…

Video Operation "Icebreaker" in Port of Quebec, Canada

Found on YouTube. Created by Port Quebec

Accelerated icebreaking operation of Pier 28 in the Estuary sector, involving Ocean Group's tugs.

Article Marine Pilots are experts in trusting. They simple have to be....

by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published

„In God we trust“ - this short sentence can be found on the one dollar note.
Marine Pilots for example are experts in trusting. They simple have to be....

Opinion "A Pilot Ladder has its Price!" - Statement of Joris J. Stuip (PTR Holland)

by PTR Holland® B.V. - published

Please read this statement of Joris J. Stuip from PTR Holland, Partner of Marine-Pilots.com.

We are happy to receive your comments in our new "comment section"!

Why do we see so many unapproved and low-quality pilot ladders? The answer is invariably price. OK, we all like a bargain, but ...

Article Who is a Marine Pilot? Comment by Reshma Nilofer Naha

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Comment and photos by Reshma Nilofer Naha
India's first female Marine Pilot (Kalkata Port Trust)

Article Nigeria: Marine pilots seek payment of footage allowances

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

The Nigerian Maritime Pilot Association - NMPA, an affiliate of the International Maritime Pilot Association - IMPA, has called for the payment of accrued Footage allowances being owed them.

Article Three Pilot Boats for Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA)

by Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO) - published

Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO) recently secured a contract from the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to construct and deliver three pilot boats.

Article Safer shipping over ice

by Drift + Noise GmbH - published

Every ship transporting goods to, from or through the Arctic wants to find the fastest and safest way through or around the ice. Even service ice breakers save considerable amounts of time and fuel when they choose an easy path through the ice opposed to a straight path.

Video AIS track of MILANO BRIDGE on 6 April 2020 (Busan port)

According to AIS past track data, the vessel was obviously too fast on 9 knots and also going down the wind (4-5 bft., take a look at the exhaust from the stack) when entered the inner harbour considering the size and displacement. That speed was approximate 3 ship lengths to the pier and there was the on pier wind after the turn.

Why the ship entered the port so fast will be the subject of the investigations to be awaited.

Knowing South Korea procedures there will be no just marine accident but also a criminal investigation into the accident.
Luckily no human serious casualties occurred.

Watch also (video of the accident)
Unofficial internal company timeline report

Article Canaveral Pilots Partners with Glosten/Ray Hunt for Electric Pilot Boat

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Canaveral Pilots Association (Canaveral Pilots) has partnered with naval architecture firms Glosten and Ray Hunt Design (Ray Hunt) on a pilot/demonstration project for the design, construction, and operation of an electric pilot boat. The boat will feature a battery-electric propulsion system with an emergency 'get home' diesel engine. Once in service, it will serve as one of two primary boats for supporting pilotage operations in Port Canaveral.