Welcome to Pilotage Week!

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 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 day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Introductions:

The fast-changing pilotage sector

– Rapid rate of change in this global sector drives innovation in vessels, equipment and techniques

– by Neil Baird, co-Founder, Baird Maritime

Modern pilotage: new regulations to improve services, add costs

– “Serious consideration and planning for the future will be critical to those in this segment”

– by George Livingston, California State Pilot Commissioner 2015-2019


Vessel Reviews:

Huang Hua Yin 1 – Aurora Yachts launches pilot boat for Chinese operator Genesis – 19.4-metre pilot launch for Australia’s Port of Fremantle Scapa Pathfinder – Scottish/Spanish collaboration for the Orkney Islands

Petrel – Port Phillip Sea Pilots’ latest vessel was locally built to a French design
Pilot 61 – Another pilot boat from the prolific Baltic Work Boats

Features and Opinion:

The state of Canadian pilotage

– Steady course for Canada

– with Tristan K.-Laflamme, Executive Director and General Counsel, Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association

Quarts into pint pots [Grey Power]

– “Because some pilot managed to shave five minutes off the time from joining the ship to being berthed alongside, a dictat came around saying that all the pilots were now expected to record similar times”

– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyds List

Pilot boarding – the bigger picture

– The history of pilots falling from ladders

– by Hugh O’Neill, Editor, New Zealand Marine Pilots Association Magazine

REMINISCENCES | The pilot’s progress

– “One of them had reached out for our ladder with a boathook, missed at the first attempt and then as the coxswain was lining up for a second go, their engine cut out. ”

– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyds List

Australia’s marine pilots

– Different models for pilotage in this huge maritime country

– with Neil Farmer, President, Australasian Marine Pilots Institute

Pilotage in the high north

– Extreme weather and risky regulation a challenge for Danish pilots

– with Capt Lars Sigvardt, President, Danish Maritime Pilots’ Association


News and Gear:


Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global pilotage industry? Send it through to editor@baird.com.au ASAP (between now and September 20), 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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Alex Baird

Alex Baird is the Managing Director of Baird Maritime