Video Corryvreckan Maelstrom & Thunder Child II documentary
Safehaven Marine undertook an 800nm 4 day cruise in Thunder Child II to Scotland, living off the boat to visit a place called the Gulf of Corryvreckan. A pretty wild yet beautiful place. The Corryvreckan whirlpool, or ‘Maelstrom’, as would be a more appropriate description, is formed as the tide enters the narrow stretch of water between the Islands of Jura and Scarba that is the Gulf of Corryvreckan. Here the tidal flow speeds up to 8.5kts as it is squeezed between the islands, and there...
Opinion Sea Trials in Stroms at the Entrance to Cork Habour
by Safehaven Marine - published on 3 March 2020
The entrance to Cork Harbour situated on the South coast of Ireland can produce some pretty extreme sea states during the winter storm months. There are two main factors that influence the sea state at the entrance, the first being the ebbing tide, the second being shoaling waters over the Harbour Rock, this is situated at the entrance to the Harbour off Roches Point lighthouse, right in the middle between the Western and Eastern channel entrances.
Article What is a SWASH pilot boat? What's the difference to the SWATH technology?
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 June 2020
Article Gladding-Hearn Delivers High-Speed Launch to St. Lawrence Seaway Pilots
published on 21 August 2020
Article Dispute among Italian pilots' associations continues
by ShipMag. - published on 7 July 2020
Video Watch our weekend video to relax: "Boat Stories - The Bideford Pilot"
The Bideford Pilot with Roger Hoad & the crew of Two Rivers II A short film about the Bideford Pilot. Part of the Boat Stories North Devon series. Note the calm and skilful team work as the pilot boat crew head out night and day, winter and summer over the notorious Bideford bar to meet big ships out at sea, get the pilot on board and escort the ships safely up river into Bideford, Appledore or Yelland harbour. Filmed & edited by Matt Biggs - Artaura Productions. Music composed & produced...
Article Wärtsilä simulator upgrade will enhance Le Havre pilot operations
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 25 May 2020
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a complete navigational simulator upgrade for the Le Havre pilot station in France. The intention is to provide the pilot station with a totally new simulator specifically adapted to the requirements of the pilots’ operations. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in February 2020.The new unique visualisation system to be supplied is based on 14 DP projectors, comprising seven main circular and seven ground projection systems. It features a panoramic 350-degree screen.