Video Tug in Iceland picks up pilot from cruise ship
published on 28 December 2020
The tugboat "Magni" in Reykjavik (Iceland) use as pilot boat to pick up the pilot from the cruise ship "FTI Berlin". "Magni" was built by Damen shipyards in Gorinchem (Netherlands). The tug is a Dana stan tug 2208 operated by Reykjavicurhofn (IMO: 9339727). Under the flag of Iceland. A tugboat (tug) is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them. Tugs move vessels that either should not move themselves, such as ships in a crowded harbor or a narrow canal, or those that cannot...
Video Venice pilot boat alongside "Rhapsody of the Seas" sailing from Venice Italy
published on 2 February 2021
Article Pilot Ladder Maintenance, Use, Replacement & Inspection Record Book
published on 17 June 2021
Opinion Why do we see so many unapproved and low-quality pilot ladders?
by Frank Diegel - published on 4 September 2020
Video Sustainability in pilot and embarking ladders - PTR Holland (c)
published on 5 November 2020
Sustainability concerns us all. PTR Holland (c), as a leading manufacturer of pilot and embarking ladders, is committed not only to produce the safest ladders, but also to protect our planet earth through sustainable production. PTR does so by sourcing the timber for the production of the ladders exclusively in accordance with the Federal Stewardship Council (FSC). Look for the FSC logo when buying your ladder. Take responsibility and protect our valuable rainforest! PTR Holland - Often...
Video SAMIPTA briefing to AMET - safety and innovation in Pilot Ladder.
published on 8 September 2021
Video Wind Impact on Ships Turning Motion
published on 20 January 2021
This video complements the earlier demonstration of wind effect on straight track and shows now wind effect on turning circles. It can be seen that during a turn under strong wind the ship reduces turning when it comes close to equilibrium on straight track - if the Wind-to-ship speed ratio is big enough then the ship even goes straight instead of turning. This is shown for three samples for Head, Stern wind and Beam wind. The turning can be increased if the ratio of Wind speed-to-ship...