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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
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
Article Updated Marine Safety Information by U.S. Coast Guard
published on 6 November 2020
U.S. Coastgard has published an update of their Recommendation for Pilot Transfer Arrangements in latest Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB).
"Recent deaths of maritime pilots while embarking commercial vessels highlight the risks of operating in an
unforgiving maritime environment. To ensure the safety of all personnel boarding a vessel at sea, the Coast
Guard reminds vessel owners and operators of the requirements contained in the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V, Regulation 23 and strongly recommends that owners and operators follow the recommendations within IMO Resolution A.1045(27) – Pilot Transfer Arrangements. "
Article PSA Marine introduces new Vessel Pilot Communication solution
published on 28 August 2020
PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd (“PSA Marine”) joins the global movement towards sustainable shipping by reducing carbon footprint with the use of a digital solution – Vessel Pilot Communication (“VPC”), launched on 25 August 2020. With VPC, PSA Marine ensures that critical and timely updates on pilot boarding times and traffic conditions in and around the pilot boarding grounds are communicated to vessel masters.
Article Obituary Capt. Andrew Holton Stegen (87) - Crescent River Port Pilots
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 25 October 2020
Article Because of Corona Embargo? Navy boat rams German cruise liner off Venezuela - and sinks
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 3 April 2020
Article "Pilotage Escort" among Covid-19 measures introduced at Peterhead Port
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 April 2020
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