Captain Hans Hederström, Managing Director at Center for Simulator Maritime Training, CSMART, and John Ritchie, Learning Management System manager at CSMART talk about the bridge organisation. They say that traditionally ships bridges are strong hierarchical organisations, however, this factor has contributed to a number of accidents. For this reason, Captain Hederström and Mr. Ritchie present a different type of bridge organisation.
In a bid to address errors in ship navigation in pilotage waters, New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has created a new Watchlist item to focus the attention of regulators, operators, and training providers on solving the problem.
Under the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, USCG has proposed new base pilotage rates and surcharges for the 2019 shipping season. This rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for anticipated traffic, an increase in the number of pilots, anticipated inflation, and surcharges for applicant pilots.
Transnet National Ports Authority is considering to introduce a helicopter service at the Port of Cape Town to boost efficiency of operations in heavy weather conditions. The move comes on the aftermath of the recent serious weather-related disruptions in Cape Town that affected port operations and pilots transfers.
While the number of Fixed and Floating Object claims has remained stable, the number of high value claims has risen alarmingly in the last two years, West P&I Club informed. The Club has seen a succession of extremely costly FFO claims occurring whilst vessels are in harbours or rivers and proceeding under pilotage.
A new video released online depicts the magnitude of the danger that two Houston Pilots encountered after their ship broke down and burst into flames, following collision with mooring dolphins. The two pilots, Captain McGee and Captain Phillips, were the receivers of the IMO’s Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2017, in July.
The Canadian government announced that it concluded the Pilotage Act Review, aiming to enhance safety in marine transportation. The final report recommends strengthening five key components of the legislation: its purpose and principles, governance model, labour structure, safety framework, and tariff setting process.
The video, published by ViralHog, depicts how a maritime pilot is boarding to a moving ship, near the coast of Hailuoto, Finland, when the harsh Arctic conditions won’t allow pilot boats to sail. The film is reportedly dated on 2 April 2018, as the Ro-Ro cargo ship ‘Tavastland’ headed for the Port of Oulu.
Safe pilotage demands the effective co-ordination between Maritime Pilot, Master and the other members of the Bridge team. Lack of communication and/or inadequate Harbor Pilot’s knowledge may lead to the reduction of safety of navigation.
Many maritime accidents are caused by errors of bridge personnel and inadequate bridge procedures. In order to reduce this number, deck department has to be well prepared before a vessel’s departure for a voyage at the sea. These preparations may include many complexities and this is the reason why a bunch of things should be considered and prepared carefully, to ensure a smooth voyage passage and safe navigation.
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