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Understanding Plimsoll Line


published on 17 February 2020 208

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Video S-102 Bathymetric Surface Product for a Safe Passage

Specialized training for maritime pilots
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – June 23, 2020 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, is pleased to announce the release of an informational video on the new S-102 standards on surface bathymetry products.
In the video, Captain Pascal Rhéaume, pilot and member of the technical committee for the Corporation of Lower St-Lawrence Pilots, an active stakeholder...

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Video Two Way Traffic (The Texas Chicken). Explained by Capt. Lou Vest

With ships as large as 175 feet wide and a channel a maximum of 500 feet wide, how to you safely pass? Former Houston ship channel pilot, Lou Vest, explains how ships fight against hydrodynamics to pass with such narrow margins.
https://houstonmaritime.org

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Article Webinar - Port & Pilot supplied ECDIS routes and passage plans

published on 29 January 2021

The Australasian Marine Pilots Institute is presenting a webinar via Zoom about ports providing ECDIS routes and passage plans to ships as part of the pre-arrival process.

It will take place on Thursday 11 February 2021 at 19:00 AEDT (08:00 UTC) and is free for AMPI/IMPA/UKMPA/NZMPA members. Non-members are also welcome to attend.

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Opinion Fathom Safety: "A Guide to Pilot Ladder Securing"

by Frank Diegel - published on 7 October 2020

Fathom Safety was established as a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving maritime pilot transfer safety. Here is a guide to pilot ladder rigging. We hope you like it!

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Article Securing pilot ladders at intermediate lengths

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 6 January 2020

Over the past few years a number of pilot transfer accidents have occurred resulting from total failure of the side ropes, one school of thought is that the methods of securing a pilot ladder is a factor in such occurrences.

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Video Marine Pilot at work in the port of Hamburg

How do marine pilots work? Example: Bringing a bulkcarrier alongside to „Hansaport“ in Hamburg. Here the tugboats „Prompt“, „Resolute“ and „Bulldog“ are involved. The master has to rely on the pilot. One reason is, that he can‘t know how to deal with these tugs. A maneuver like this is only safe, when the pilot has a lot of practical experience. A master who is doing a maneuver like this only about once or twice a month and each time with tugs he doesn’t know in areas he hasn’t been to...

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Video Lyttelton Port Company Dredge Optimisation

An overview of the work that has been done to enable larger ships to call at Lyttelton, New Zealand.

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Video Singapore Maritime Pilots - Fortitude In Adversity - COVID-19

Resilience is the hallmark of life. The video, titled Fortitude in Adversities, endeavour to highlight our camaraderie and unity as professionals during this pandemic. As we sail through uncertain times, with our core values of Safe, Professional, Reliable and Efficient, we will continue to keep the port safe and the ships moving. We are the Singapore Maritime Pilots. ~ Total Excellence Creative Team #harbourpilots #harborpilots #maritimepilots #marinepilots #pilots #singaporepilots

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Video "Golden Ray" harbor pilot details his harrowing experience when it capsized

Captain Jonathan Tennant has been called a hero for his decision to intentionally ground the Golden Ray, keeping it out of the main shipping channel.

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Opinion Marine Pilots: Unsung Heroes Of The Shipping Industry

published on 12 August 2020

Qualified pilots are usually employed by the local port or maritime administration, and provide their services to ships for a fee, calculated in relation to the ship’s tonnage, draught or other criteria.

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