• 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

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Scapa Pathfinder – 22-metre pilot vessel for Orkney Islands Council

    VESSEL REVIEW | Scapa Pathfinder – 22-metre pilot vessel for Orkney Islands Council

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Genesis – Harbour Services Australia puts a second pilot boat to work in Fremantle

    VESSEL REVIEW | Genesis – Harbour Services Australia puts a second pilot boat to work in Fremantle

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea

    VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Aurora Yachts launches NZ-designed pilot boat for Chinese operator

    VESSEL REVIEW | Aurora Yachts launches NZ-designed pilot boat for Chinese operator

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Scapa Pathfinder – 22-metre pilot vessel for Orkney Islands Council
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Genesis – Harbour Services Australia puts a second pilot boat to work in Fremantle
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Aurora Yachts launches NZ-designed pilot boat for Chinese operator
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 ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
COLUMN | Quarts into pint pots [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Quarts into pint pots [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

I have a dim and distant memory of a black and white war film that we probably watched on deck in the tropics to great enthusiasm. “Damn the torpedoes – full ahead and give her all you’ve got Mister!” said the heroic captain of this cheesy epic, which is the only thing that has been retained in my memory. The film ..

COLUMN | UN and Lebanese naval security operation continues as regional tensions rise [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | UN and Lebanese naval security operation continues as regional tensions rise [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Strategically located, multi ethnic, multi-faith Lebanon is frequently the focus for regional security problems. These are often maritime in nature. There are sea border disputes with both Syria and Israel. Also, Israel has long held that Iranian-manufactured arms, including some very sophisticated weaponry, are shipped ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
FEATURE | Modern pilotage: new regulations to improve services, add costs

FEATURE | Modern pilotage: new regulations to improve services, add costs

By George Livingstone

For thousands of years ships have sailed the oceans, through most of recorded history. Most of those centuries saw little change regarding sea transport, wooden vessels propelled by oars or sail. At times tectonic change did come to the very tradition bound business. The movement from sail to steam was one, as we approach ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
EDITORIAL | Fast changing pilotage sector

EDITORIAL | Fast changing pilotage sector

By Neil Baird

Baird Maritime/Work Boat World this week launches an ongoing weekly series featuring all the vessel type and geographic sectors of the maritime world. We chose to launch this development with a close look at the very fast changing, and charging, pilotage sector. We have followed the impressively innovative changes in the ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

By Baird Maritime

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 pilotage developments from the four corners of the globe. Below you will find a preview of everything we have in store for you. Remember to come back every ..

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 ..