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Saab provides Marine Pilot System to DanPilot

DanPilot’s goal is to improve the productivity and cost-effectiveness of pilotage operations, while ensuring a high level of safety. The system includes optimisation and management of pilot boat services, ground transportation and pilot services, and a comprehensive rostering, planning and dispatch solution.

Two die after pilot boat capsizing in Finland

Two people died after the pilot boat ‘L242’ capsized and sank on Friday, while on its way to pick up a pilot from ‘Stern Nordic’ tanker, off Porvoo, in the Gulf of Finland. Divers found the bodies of the two men inside the boat’s interior compartments, shortly after midnight.

UK Club: Good communication vital for safe manoeuvring

While manoeuvring along a river channel, a tanker contacted the jetty, due to lack of control being exercised in the navigation of the vessel. The UK P&I Club provided a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar cases in the future.

Unattended bridge can be dangerous

In the latest issue of its Safety Digest, UK MAIB presents a case where a chief engineer of a vessel rushed to meet the pilot of a pilot boat leaving the bridge unattended. UK MAIB provides a description of what happened and important lessons learned from this in ordered prevent similar cases.

The role of pilots in safe navigation

The latest issue of the Navigator, a free publication by The Nautical Institute in association with the Royal Institute of Navigation, explores what is involved in being and working with a Pilot. Most pilotage areas have an increased risk of groundings and collisions, which is why having a Pilot on board is mandatory.

Rotterdam to upgrade services with new nautical port standards

Following a long-term international cooperation, the industry has introduced this week international standards for nautical port information. The Port of Rotterdam embraces the new standards and has become the first party in the world to use pilots in which they are applied. 

Lessons learned from unsafe pilot embarkation

Watch the latest CHIRP video focusing on the unsafe practices that pilot embarkation access & design and gangway access could include. This is the 6th in a row of a video series launched jointly by CHIRP & Standard with the aim to make life at sea safer.

Shipping safer with maritime pilots, IMO says

Maritime pilots are a strong and essential link in the structure that underpins the safety of international shipping. This was the message delivered by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim to the 70th meeting of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in Rome

New legislation on pilot liability effective in Italy

The Standard P&I Club informs that a law was published in the Official Gazette last month introducing certain amendments in respect of liability for port pilots. The new regime became effective on 3 January 2017, amending relevant sections of the Italian Code of Navigation.

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