Video LuxSpace ESAIL Packaging and Shipment
Discover the final hours of packaging and preparations of the ESAIL satellite before it left Luxembourg. The ESAIL microsatellite for tracking ships at sea has completed its latest environmental and system performance tests and set off for Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. On 17 February the satellite left Luxembourg, where it was built by LuxSpace under an ESA Partnership Project with the Canadian operator exactEarth, sponsored by the Luxembourg Space Agency and other ESA member...
Opinion What you can´t see still hurt you
published on 13 December 2020
This article was originally published on Baird Maritime (link below)
When a pilot is berthing a ship with the aid of tugs, it sometimes happens that the ship lands heavily and suffers minor damage. More commonly in my experience, it also happens that the crew discover a large dent for which they cannot account ...
Article #dangerousladders - Using social media to improve pilot transfer safety.
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 12 December 2019
It remains a sad fact that accidents and near misses continue to occur during pilot transfers with frightening regularity. Most of these fortunately do not result in injury, and a surprisingly high number of them are not even recognised for what they are.
Surveys into pilot ladder safety consistently reveal that unacceptably high numbers of pilot transfer arrangements are not compliant with the regulations.
Article IMPA is hosting examples of best practice and protocols during Covid-19 times
by IMPA - International Maritime Pilots’ Association - published on 26 March 2020
Video Singapore strait accident: Iranian Container Ship MV SHAHRAZ broke into two
Container ship SHAHRAZ and bulk carrier SAMUDRA SAKTI I are reported to run aground in Singapore Strait south of St John Island at around 1900 UTC May 10, close to each other, while proceeding in the same direction, probably trying to avoid collision. As of 0700 UTC May 11, both ships remain in the same positions, coordinates don’t change. SHAHRAZ is en route from Port Klang to Yangshan China, SAMUDRA SAKTI I is en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java.
Video What a ride: Coast Guard boat is surfing in the mouth of the Duluth Canal
Video Physical Pilot Ladder Simulator (Chile)
by Maritime Innovation Center Chile This physical ladder simulator was design for crew training in the ladder arrangement and for all the users especially for pilots. We think that it will be a very important complement for IMO Assembly Resolution A.1045(27) and SOLAS, Chapter V, Safety of Navigation, Regulation 23. It was present in the 10th Latin-American Pilot Forum in Montevideo in September 2019. Available information for training in Chile email@example.com
Article P&O Maritime Logistics taking over pilotage operations in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid (UAE)
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 23 January 2020
P&O Maritime Logistics officially taking over the pilotage operations for the ports of Jebel Ali and Port Rashid in the UAE.Topaz Energy and Marine has merged with P&O Maritime and become P&O Maritime Logistics. Jebel Ali Pilots are now members of ISPO | International Standard for maritime Pilot Organizations.