• 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
REMINISCENCES | The pilot’s progress

REMINISCENCES | The pilot’s progress

By Michael Grey

It was a picture of a brand new pilot boat in WW 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 the Belgian ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..