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 Wärtsilä simulator upgrade will enhance Le Havre pilot operations
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 25 May 2020
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a complete navigational simulator upgrade for the Le Havre pilot station in France. The intention is to provide the pilot station with a totally new simulator specifically adapted to the requirements of the pilots’ operations. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in February 2020.The new unique visualisation system to be supplied is based on 14 DP projectors, comprising seven main circular and seven ground projection systems. It features a panoramic 350-degree screen.
Video ProZero 9m P-Top crew transfer
published on 30 April 2020
The boat is specially designed for transport of up to 12 passengers and 2 crewat high speeds. Sheltered steering position with full enclosed front, raises the comfort onboard. The boat is significantly lighter than the market average which benefits fuel consumption and adds to the already proven seaworthiness. 9m ProZero P-top crew boat is designed for quick and safe transfer mission of personel and cargo. The boat is built in light-weight materials to decrease weight and enhance mission...
Article "The 20,000 TEU Club" - The fleet of the largest container vessels.
by Frank Diegel - published on 24 June 2020
Video 3D Simulation of a ship collision in Kiel Canal - Munksund cw Balticborg Nov 8 2020 Kiel Canal
published on 19 July 2022
On November the 8th 2020 container feeder vessel Munksund collided with the RoRo cargo vessel Balticborg. The collision occurred, most likely caused by banking conditions, in the eastern section of the Kiel Canal near km 96. This is a combined 2D/3D representation of the collision created with MSG Prospector, MSG Plotter and Google Earth.