• 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

  • 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

  • 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 | 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
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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..