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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Joint venture companies belonging to Sovcomflot and NYK Line have signed a new US$176 million non-recourse credit facility for eight years with international banks ..
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 ..