Video The pilot boat "Nova Pilot" heading out from her berth in Halifax, Canada
published on 5 April 2020
Video PNG Ports Corporation christians Siabo Pilot Boat
published on 28 April 2021
PNG Ports Corporation has christianed the Siabo, the first in a series of five pilot boats, each worth seven million Kina. The pilot boats are part of PNG Ports’ re-fleeting plan to satisfy the demands of its clients, to meet international standards. State Enterprises Minister, William Duma commended PNG Ports for its consistency in producing outstanding results. #pngnews #looppng #tvwannews LATEST NEWS: http://www.looppng.com/ SUBSCRIBE to Loop PNG on YouTube: https://bit.ly/LoopPNG-YT...
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...
Video The Insane Amount of Power Tugboats Pack to Move Giant Ships
published on 6 October 2021
Video Riding with the Savannah Pilots
published on 25 October 2020
Over the course of 4 days this August, I was afforded the opportunity and privilege of riding with the Savannah Bar Pilots for an article I was writing for a major maritime magazine. The pilots are given the responsibility of boarding a vessel in the Atlantic Ocean and safely navigating the vessel up the Tybee Road 9 (a name for the shipping lane that leads into the Savannah River), into the Savannah River, and into the Port of Savannah. The same is done in reverse when a ship is outbound...