• PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Pilot 61 – Ice-capable pilot boat for Poland’s Swinoujscie and Szczecin harbours

    VESSEL REVIEW | Pilot 61 – Ice-capable pilot boat for Poland’s Swinoujscie and Szczecin harbours

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

    VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

  • VESSEL REVIEW | SST Grizzly and SST Orca  – Escort tug beasts for British Columbia

    VESSEL REVIEW | SST Grizzly and SST Orca – Escort tug beasts for British Columbia

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Harald – Flexible landing craft for Stockholm archipelago

    VESSEL REVIEW | Harald – Flexible landing craft for Stockholm archipelago

  • VESSEL REVIEW | PSA Thor and PSA Hulk – PSA Marine’s two new superhero tugs

    VESSEL REVIEW | PSA Thor and PSA Hulk – PSA Marine’s two new superhero tugs

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Pilot 61 – Ice-capable pilot boat for Poland’s Swinoujscie and Szczecin harbours
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area
  • VESSEL REVIEW | SST Grizzly and SST Orca  – Escort tug beasts for British Columbia
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Harald – Flexible landing craft for Stockholm archipelago
  • VESSEL REVIEW | PSA Thor and PSA Hulk – PSA Marine’s two new superhero tugs
PILOTAGE WEEK
FEATURE | Pilotage in the high north

FEATURE | Pilotage in the high north

By Baird Maritime

Lars Sigvardt, President of the Danish Maritime Pilots’ Association, spoke to Baird Maritime about the state of the pilotage industry in Denmark. How is business? Is the pilotage industry in your country strong or weak currently compared to history? In Denmark, the ports are undergoing a change. Many smaller coastal ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
FEATURE | Australia’s marine pilots

FEATURE | Australia’s marine pilots

By Baird Maritime

The Australasian Marine Pilots Institute is the professional body representing marine pilots throughout Australasia. Baird Maritime had a quick chat to AMPI President Neil Farmer about the state of pilotage in the region. How is business? Is the pilotage industry in your country strong or weak currently compared to ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
REMINISCENCES | The pilot’s progress

REMINISCENCES | The pilot’s progress

By Michael Grey

It was a picture of a brand new pilot boat in Work Boat World that got me thinking; a beautiful and powerful craft, clearly built for heavy weather and the efficient delivery of the pilot. It probably cost about as much as a 10,000-tonne ship did sixty years ago. The weather, as we came slowly up to the pilot station off ..

FEATURE | Low growth persists amid trade tensions and a slowdown in global manufacturing

FEATURE | Low growth persists amid trade tensions and a slowdown in global manufacturing

By Baird Maritime

Global economic growth continues to slow with recession warnings sounding in many corners of the world, none of which points to high global trade volume growth for the time being, according to BIMCO. The Global Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) reported by IHS Markit, has been under the threshold level of 50 ..

COLUMN | What do the Saudi Arabian drone attacks mean for the offshore industry? [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | What do the Saudi Arabian drone attacks mean for the offshore industry? [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Monday opened with the most significant spike in the oil price since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, with Brent crude shooting up 20 per cent to over US$70 per barrel. The drone strike on Aramco’s Abqaiq crude treatment facility and a simultaneous attack on the onshore Kurais oilfield potentially knocks out five ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
OPINION | Pilot boarding – the bigger picture

OPINION | Pilot boarding – the bigger picture

By Hugh O'Neill

There are many factors within the whole process of pilot embarkation. There remains an excellent focus on ships’ rigging of pilot ladders – to minimise their movement and to improve their integrity. However, the fact that pilots are still falling (even when ladders are legally compliant) suggests that we need to ..

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Hello and welcome to BairdMaritime.com’s inaugural Pilot Boat Week! We have a huge amount of fantastic content over the next two weeks, covering all the important ..