Focus on Marine Pilotage

Focus on Marine Pilotage


Baird Maritime once again takes a closer look into the important marine pilotage industry by reviewing recently delivered boats in service around the world.

Traditional-use pilot launches are now in operation in ports in Libya, Morocco, and the United States. A UK harbour commission will use its newest boat for patrol duties in addition to pilot transfers. Finally, the Chinese port of Qingdao takes delivery of a transfer vessel featuring a prominent SWATH design for improved seakeeping.

Vessel Reviews:

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | Marine pilotage: a highly dangerous business [Tug Times]

– “If anyone can find a solution, it is probably the pilots themselves since they are most familiar with the problems and have the most to gain.”

– by Alan Loynd, master mariner and former General Manager of the Hong Kong Salvage and Towage company

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Call for content!

Any news or views about the global pilotage industry? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and May 12), so we can add it to this current edition of Pilotage Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the pilot boat sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, port authorities, marine pilotage associations, etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the marine pilotage world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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