M/V Santa Loretta Precision Tug Maneuver (AHDPA)

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Found on YouTube. Special thanks to John Redman and the "American Harbor And Docking Pilots Association".

Jacksonville FL - June 2020 4K

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Article Safe working with harbour cranes

by American Harbor And Docking Pilots Association - published

To minimize the risk of a vessel allision with a terminal gantry crane, the American Harbor and Docking Pilots Association recommends that all terminal operators with gantry cranes adopt the following Best Practices.

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Video Texas State Harbor Pilots

Texas State Harbor Pilots

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Article The scariest 15 minutes of my life

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

An authentic report by Marine Pilot Capt. Agha Umar Habib (Port of Sohar, Oman) about a dramatic incident on July 23, 2019.

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Article A Pilot named Ziggy from Ngqura (Africa)

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Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura customers can count on experienced piloting services when their vessels are being moved in and out of the port. Ngqura boasts the services of Marine Pilot Ziggy (Siegfried) Duwe (62), who has achieved more than 4,000 ship movements in the last 12 years. He is the first pilot with this accomplishment in Algoa Bay, according to company records.

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Video Interview with a Bar Pilot 2014 (Mississippi, USA)

Found on YouTube. Created by "Mike Link".
Reflections on his work on the Mississippi River (2014)

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Video Aberdeen Harbour - Meet Finn Froekjaer-Jensen, Pilot

Found on YouTube. Created by "signal".

It takes all sorts of roles to ensure safe and successful operations at Aberdeen Harbour. Meet Finn, a Marine Pilot, and find out why he enjoys working at the port...

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Video Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #3-Busan-loading

The world's first 24,000 TEU container ship HMM Algeciras made its first domestic call to HPNT in Busan New Port on April 28th. HMM Algeciras loaded a total of 4,500 containers from Busan and headed for China.

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Article Updated Marine Safety Information by U.S. Coast Guard

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U.S. Coastgard has published an update of their Recommendation for Pilot Transfer Arrangements in latest Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB).

"Recent deaths of maritime pilots while embarking commercial vessels highlight the risks of operating in an
unforgiving maritime environment. To ensure the safety of all personnel boarding a vessel at sea, the Coast
Guard reminds vessel owners and operators of the requirements contained in the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V, Regulation 23 and strongly recommends that owners and operators follow the recommendations within IMO Resolution A.1045(27) – Pilot Transfer Arrangements. "

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Opinion Book review: Practical Ship Handling, Fourth Edition, by Malcolm C. Armstrong

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published

Some ship handlers today use electronic instruments from start to finish and these ships usually have powerful engines and thrusters and an almost unlimited number of personnel on the bridge.

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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

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