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Jacobsen Pilot Service's New Pilot Boat - The Orion - at the Port of Long Beach


published on 23 January 2021 227 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "Port of Long Beach". Originally published on 2018-08-13.
Jacobsen Pilot Service, the Port's pilot service since 1924, has acquired a new state-of-the-art pilot boat, The Orion. Learn all about The Orion in this video.
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Video Pilot Transfer - New Zealand (Auckland) & Australia (Melbourne/Fremantle)

published on 21 October 2021

Spotted some Pilot Boats in the Port of Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne & Fremantle Australia (Port codes: Auckland:NZ AKL ; Melbourne:AU MEL ; Fremantle:AU FRE).

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Video Kittiwake Mersey Pilot

published on 22 December 2021

KITTIWAKE ( MMSI 232008570) is a Pilot and currently sailing under the flag of United Kingdom (UK) Here she is speeding down the River this morning.

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Video Pilot Boat "Petrel" (River Mersey)

published on 16 December 2021

River Mersey Pilot Boat going slowly inbound on the river before turning and heading northbound again.

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Video Threefer, three deliveries in a row. 25 mph winds made for a choppy river.

published on 2 January 2021

The pilot boat is a 1979 Gladding and Hearn, think of it as a 70s muscle car on water. The Deep-V hull does a great job of cutting through the waves while giving us good speed and maneuverability. On to the next one...
Some parts are sped up to fit 60 seconds.

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Video Launching the Pacific Guardian

published on 23 November 2021

Ocean Pacific was contracted to construct a state-of-the-art Pilot boat for the Pacific Pilotage Authority. The craft features a MAN tier III emissions system, offering reduced diesel emissions.
In September 2021, The Pacific Guardian was splashed for the last time after some final finishing touches, and left Campbell River for Victoria where it will join a fleet of four other vessels for the Pacific Pilotage Authority. This state of the art pilot boat will aid in carrying out safe,...

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Video Smooth Sailing: Pros and Cons of a SWATH Vessel

published on 7 August 2020

When you think about SWATH ships, remember seakeeping. Imagine gliding gently over waves. That serenity is what SWATH ships deliver. It comes at the price of several new design challenges. But for the right mission, a SWATH is worth it. Maybe the tradeoffs are right for you? Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of a SWATH. REFERENCES [1] Mecaflux, "Midship, Frontal Surface Area and Flotation," Mecaflux, [Online]. Available: https://www.mecaflux.com/en/Maitre_couple.htm. [Accessed...

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Video OCEA Launches First Patrol Boat for Ukraine's State Border Guard

published on 10 December 2021

French shipbuilder OCEA today launched the first of twenty "OCEA FPB 98 MKI" patrol boats for the State Border Guard service of Ukraine at its shipyard in Les Sables d'Olonne. ===================== In November 2019, an intergovernmental agreement between France and Ukraine has been signed to support the reinforcement of the maritime safety and security in Ukraine. OCEA won the international consultation launched by the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior. The acquisition contract is for 20...

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Video Hamburg Pilot Boarding

published on 14 August 2020

Pilot Boat build by Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany.

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Video Pilot Boat Marseille France port

published on 15 October 2021

Pilot Boat Marseille France port

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Opinion Piloting in a Pandemic – A Personal Perspective

by William Hargreaves - published on 25 March 2021

Article and pictures by Captain W J M Hargreaves, Retired Southampton Pilot

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