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In my opinion, there should be wind-restrictions for channel-passage; such a ship should pass with 6-7 knots (avoiding squat); these giants should be escorted by 1 or 2 tugs; pilots should be additionally trained, theoretically as well as on the simulator.
Robert de Roos, retired pilot Rotterdam / pilot trainer
Article Mega container ship hard aground in Suez Canal (incl. Video)
published on 24 March 2021
Video Giant Container Ship EVER GIVEN grounded and blocked Suez canal
published on 24 March 2021
Giant Container Ship EVER GIVEN grounded and blocked Suez canal AIS data shows the MV Ever Given is stuck sideways within the canal, preventing ships from passing in either direction,Several tugs have been on scene for several hours working to dislodge the ship ,An ultra-large containership is aground and blocking ship traffic in the Suez Canal
Video Stuck at sea: Mega cargo ship wedged in Suez Canal causes traffic jam
published on 25 March 2021
Article New app: Pilot´s Tug Assist Tool PTAT - Bollard Pull Calculation for Marine Pilots
by Capt. M. Baykal Yaylai - published on 19 February 2020
Required tug power and number of tugs needed in variable conditions of wind, current and waves isin most cases an assessment made by pilots based on their professional experience. However, assessments will raise questions by lawyers if something goes wrong. They will use tools to calculate what really is needed with respect to tug power and number of tugs. They have furthermore the advantage of time.
Article 99.9%: Canadian Pacific marine pilots’ tanker safety success
by Context - Enery examined - published on 19 May 2022
Video HMM - Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #12(final)-London
published on 18 July 2020
Video Singapore strait accident: Iranian Container Ship MV SHAHRAZ broke into two
published on 19 May 2020
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.
Article Accident and injury while disembarking in bad weather
by Frank Diegel - published on 22 August 2020
Video SafeTug in Action
published on 3 September 2019
At 244 meters long, 42 meters wide, made up of 57,000 tons of steel and carrying approximately $41 million dollars’ worth of cargo, when the personnel at Teesport bring the Agathonissos – and vessels like her – into dock, there’s no room for error.
Watch this video to see how SafeTug helps to simplify this complex process, giving tug skippers, ship pilots and port personnel the vital information and situational awareness they need to bring her in safely.
Video Presenting OpenBridge Design System at DSD2020 in Oslo
published on 6 May 2020
I recently presented the OpenBridge design system at the Design System Day 2020 in Oslo. I talked about what OpenBridge is, how it differs from other design systems and where we are heading.
The conference was moved online due to the Corona virus, so I had to record the presentation using my mobile phone, and get Jon Olav from the lab to add the slides. So - apologize for the home quality of the presentation, but I hope you enjoy learning more about our work!
Since we launched the free...