Pilot Boats News


Singapore Port Authority Seeks Proposals for Fully Electric Harbor Craft

Jul 11, 2023

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued an expression of interest (EOI) calling for proposals to design and promote the use of fully electric harbor craft in Singapore, it said in a statement on Tuesday.The EOI document is a further step towards MPA's rule that all new harbor craft operating in its waters to be fully electric, or run on biofuels or net-zero fuels from 2030. The final aim is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050…

Danish Pilot Makes a LEGO Model of His DanPilot Boat

Mar 21, 2024

Espen Andersen, a pilot boat driver for DanPilot, the independent public enterprise owned by the Danish state, takes his love of maritime and LEGOs to new heights, creating a LEGO model of the pilot boat he sails for Svendborg, Denmark-based company…

Goodchild to Build Pilot Vessel for the Port of London

Jan 30, 2024

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has signed a contract with British family-run company, Goodchild Marine Services Ltd, to build a new pilot vessel.PLA’s Director of Marine Operations, Steven Clapperton, said, “Goodchild has proven over many…

US Coast Guard Proposes 2024 Great Lakes Pilotage Rates

Aug 16, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register outlining U.S. Great Lakes pilotage rates for the 2024 shipping season.The new rates seek to generate revenue for each of the three U.S. Great Lakes pilot associations…

Fremantle Ports Orders New Pilot Boats

Mar 14, 2023

Western Australia’s Fremantle Ports has awarded a $7.6m contract to Geraldton boat and ship builders, Dongara Marine, to construct two new pilot boats to enhance its small boat fleet.The first pilot boat is scheduled for delivery in mid-2024…

Converted OSRV Added to Sandy Hook Pilots Fleet

Mar 02, 2022

Sandy Hook Pilots Association welcomed its new Pilot Station Boat New York, a converted Oil Spill Response Vessel (OSRV), which, at 208 feet long, is the largest in the Sandy Hook Pilots fleet.While welcoming the its new addition, Sandy Hook Pilots retired its predecessor…

Puget Sound Pilots Welcomes New Executive Director

Sep 23, 2021

The Puget Sound Pilots are pleased to announce the hiring of Charles Costanzo as Executive Director.Costanzo joins Puget Sound Pilots after over a decade at The American Waterways Operators where he served as General Counsel and Vice President – Pacific Region…

On a French Lake, Mariners Learn How Not to Get Stuck in the Suez Canal

Apr 21, 2021

Francois Mayor nudged back on the power and made a subtle adjustment on the wheel as he coaxed his cargo vessel through a narrow point in the Suez Canal—not the Egyptian one, but a replica in the middle of a French forest.This stretch of water…

American Pilots’ Association Names Diamond as Executive Director

Dec 15, 2020

The American Pilots’ Association (APA) announced Clayton L. “Clay” Diamond will assume the duties of Executive Director and General Counsel effective January 1.Diamond succeeds Paul Kirchner, who has been APA Executive Director-General Counsel since 1992…

PSA Marine Buys Peruvian Towage Co

Feb 13, 2020

Singapore towage and pilotage company PSA Marine has moved into the South American market with the acquisition of Tramarsa Flota, a Peruvian towage company.Tramarsa Flota and its subsidiaries have been acquired from Grupo Romero. Headquartered in Lima…

Sandy Hook Pilots Issue Statement on Operational Fatality

Dec 30, 2019

Coast Guard responds to deadly New York harbor pilot accident.On December 30, 2019 at approximately 0430, Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Dennis R. Sherwood was involved in an incident while boarding a container vessel inbound to the Port of New York & New Jersey…

SECO Secures Order to Deliver Three Pilot Boats

Oct 17, 2019

Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO), based in Kenya, won a contract from the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to build and deliver three pilot boats.Designed to specification of naval architecture firm Southerly Designs, the boats will be 20-m long…

Brazos Pilots to Christen New Pilot Boat

Feb 01, 2019

Brazos Pilot Association President Captain Billy Burns said its newest boat, Brazos Pilot, is a vessel tailored to fit the job and provide the pilot association with performance dependability and the safety systems integration to fulfill their maritime mission…

Crowley Urges Against Pilotage Fee Hike in Port Everglades

Oct 22, 2018

Port Everglades' largest tenant is urging the Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners to reject a proposed fee increase for harbor pilot services that it says would unfairly raise average pilotage costs more than 100 percent for shipping lines that call frequently at the port…

Babcock Wins Newcastle Helicopter Marine Pilot Contract

Oct 02, 2018

Babcock Australasia announced it has been awarded a further contract for helicopter marine pilot transfer services at the Newcastle Port, following a competitive tender process.Under the contract, Babcock will provide aircraft, pilots, engineering…

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