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Maritime Pilot Training VI - Pilot Ladder Training


published on 12 May 2021 149 -

Training the next generation of maritime pilots in the port of IJmuiden (May 2021). They teach them how to use a pilot ladder and what will happen should they fall in the water. Thanks to the pilots involved and the person who filmed.
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Article Save The Date: Webinar Dangerous Ladders with Arie Palmers

published on 23 March 2022

On 1st April 2022 Brazil Pilots - Praticagem do Brasil - will organize a webinar about dangerous ladder with speaker Arie Palmers.

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Opinion Pilot Ladder - The Weakest Link in Marine Pilotage

by Capt. Santosha K. Nayak - published on 10 August 2020

Pilot transfer arrangement is a sensitive topic to be discussed among the pilot’s fraternity. Although ships are designed and operated with compliance to the SOLAS requirements in all respects including the pilot transfer arrangements, there has been numerous deficiencies observed related to pilot transfer arrangements. The small deficiencies from the part of ships cause life threatening accidents for pilots and sometimes to the ship staff themselves. There are many instances of defective ladder and complacency in proper rigging of ladders has been reported almost every day in different parts of the world. Many pilots lost their life, severely injured for life and face many minor to major accidents. The latest incident being the Capt. Timothy Murray of Sandy hooks Pilot.

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Video Pull-Out-Test-Manoeuvre for fast Identification of Yaw Stability – and Lyster-Diagram

published on 14 January 2022

This video shows an introduction on the Pull-out Test-Manoeuvre and describes the procedure how to steer through this simple manoeuvre: Turning circle and then put the rudder amidships. The final rate of turn allows to identify stable and unstable conditions.

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Video Webinar - Tug Use in Port with Henk Hensen

published on 7 December 2021

02:29 Captain Henk Hensen introduces the 4th Edition of his book Tug Use in Port with new topics including tug operation in swell and working with naval ships.
27:52 Captain Scott Clinton describes the development of active tug escort for tankers approaching Newcastle Harbour.

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Video Live test: Backpack & Lifejacket?

published on 30 September 2021

When publishing articles or pictures about pilots and their pilot ladders, very often we see the use of backpacks. The use of backpacks is controversial, since its weight, or buoyancy, can influence the functioning of the lifejacket used.

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Opinion The last day of service for Brisbane Marine Pilots

by Brisbane Marine Pilots - published on 31 December 2021

As the sun comes up on the last day of 2021, the last shipping day for Brisbane Marine Pilots, our pilots out on the water serving the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, as they have done every day since 1st January 1989.

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Article AMSA warns of counterfeit pilot ladders and certificates

by Australian Maritime Safety Agency - published on 9 January 2024

This Pilot Advisory Note (PAN) advises AMSA-licensed coastal pilots and pilotage providers about the existence of counterfeit pilot ladders and associated certification.

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Article DP World People: Ahmed Sati, Marine Pilot/IPSO DP at P&OML, UAE

published on 29 December 2022

Ahmed is an ideas man. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he came up with a way to protect pilots from infection by driving incoming ships remotely, allowing his team to virtually board foreign ships rather than encounter new people in person, which would have put his colleagues at risk.

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Video Texas State Harbor Pilots

published on 4 July 2019

Texas State Harbor Pilots

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Article ‘SANAAG’ A new Pilot boat for the Port of Berbera, Somaliland in Africa delivered by Safehaven Marine.

by Safehaven Marine - published on 20 April 2020

Safehaven Marine based in Ireland have just delivered a pilot vessel for operations at the Port of Berbera in
Somaliland, Africa. ‘Sanaag’ is one of Safehaven’s Interceptor 38 pilot vessels, at 11.9m LOA, a very capable design which proves economical to operate, yet capable of dealing with very rough seas and challenging boarding conditions when required.

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