Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #5-Yantian-berth
published on 10 June 2020 - 113
HMM Algeciras at Yantian (8th May)
See the world’s largest containership (24,000 TEU) departing Yantian with a world record number of TEU’s on board (19,621 TEU). Wishing you ‘fair wind and following seas’ HMM Algeciras, through to Suez (25th May) then beyond to Rotterdam (ETA 3rd June), Hamburg (7th June), Antwerp (11th June) & London Gateway (14th June)
Video Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #2-Busan-berth
Video Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #3-Busan-loading
Video AIS track grounding of Shahraz and Samutra Sakhdil in Singapore Strait - May 10 2020
Found on YouTube. Created by "Made Smart Group BV".
Grounding container vessel Shahraz and MV Samudra Sakti in Singapore Strait May 10 2020
MV "Shahraz" and MV "Samudra Sakti I" had run aground to the shallow Batu Berhanti in the Indonesian territorial waters within 6 minutes, which is surveyed with minimum water depths of 8.3 m in the northern part and up to 0.5 m in the southern part . It is located south of TSS Singapore Strait’s eastbound traffic lane.
A chain of events which must be described as extra ordinary rarity. Which naturally raises questions about how may this happen..
Article e-book and international book order available: "Theory and Practices of Marine Pilotage" by Capt. Santosha K Nayak
published on 7 August 2020
This book was only available in some areas, now the author has created an e-book version. Furthermore it´s available on amazon as a paperback.
Completely new book on Ship manoeuvring techniques based on new revealing facts which have been brought to light. Must read for all the mariners to understand the behaviour of ships and how to control her behaviour during manoeuvring.
Video Tugboat Captain Works To Expose Baltimore City Youth To The Maritime Industry
Opinion New guidance for PBAs with trapdoors. Released 4.11.2020 by NZMPA
by New Zealand Maritime Pilot's Association - published on 6 November 2020
New guidance for PBAs with trapdoors. Released 4.11.2020 at NZMPA Conference in Dunedin, NZ. Distinct difference to suggestions in many other countries, is that we challenge operators who have the ladder suspended from the accommodation ladder (gangway) and not secured to the ship. SOLAS states that pilot ladder shall be secured to the ship, and securing strongpoints, shackles and ropes shall be as strong as the sideropes.
Article Greek Navy minehunting vessel cut in half during collision with Maersk Launceston
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 30 October 2020
Video The life of a Deep Sea Pilot by Roger Francis
Found on YouTube. Created by "Blagdon Local History Society".
The fascinating tale told by Roger Francis about his life at sea and ultimately as a Deep Sea Pilot. The explanation in detail of the terrific responsibilities comes with tales of daring-do, near misses and other peoples' disasters. Roger's personal tale takes him from kiddy to cadet and from 3rd Mate to Master before he became a Deep Sea Pilot guiding shipping on the busiest shipping thoroughfare in the world - the Dover Straits. On top of this, there is love interest and action in war zones. Also how to navigate a 25knot Hovercraft Ferry in a complete blanket of fog to reach the exact landing spot within two three yards more than 25miles away. Could this be a career for you?
Video Volvo Penta – Mighty Jobs – Piloting the Arctic seas of Norway
In this episode of Mighty Jobs we meet the piloting crew of Buksér og Berging in Tromsø, Norway. Their Volvo Penta-powered piloting boat covers around 42,000 nautical miles every year. That’s the equivalent of traveling around the world twice. The Volvo Penta IPS system makes it possible to pilot ships under all weather conditions.