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Chairman’s Report 2017


Many of us consider pilotage to be a localized industry. However, our practices are often decided by other persons and organisations. Read the rest of this entry »

Regional Committee News


News from Scotland (Region 4)


Recent years have seen an increase in large private yachts visiting the Clyde and West Coast of Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

Narrow Channels: Clyde & Co LLP

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In a decision handed down on 13 March 2017, the Admiralty Court agreed with Alexandra 1 interests on the application of rule 9 of the Collision Regulations (Colregs) – the narrow channel rule. Read the rest of this entry »

UK Ports Conference report Mike Robarts


The Association attended the ninth Annual UK Ports conference 2017 in London organised by the Waterfront conference company. The main theme of the conference was ‘The future of the UK ports industry’ .  Read the rest of this entry »

World’s biggest container ship: HR Wallingford and Harwich Haven Authority: Mike Robarts


The World’s biggest container ship eases into Felixstowe after pilot training using HR Wallingford’s navigation simulators, 12 June 2017 

Madrid Maersk, the latest in a long line of record-breaking container ships, arrived on 6 June 2017 at the Port of Felixstowe’s newest quay, its first port of call in Northern Europe on its maiden voyage. Read the rest of this entry »

Rolls-Royce tests remote vessel


Photo: Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce and Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Lloyds Register (LR) provided assurance for the vessel against our cyber-enabled ships ShipRight procedure. Read the rest of this entry »

First ships in the world to be certified Cyber SAFE delivered Lloyd’s Register


Photo: Lloyds

The first ships to be classed with Lloyd’s Register’s cyber notations have been delivered to Global United in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

Partnership to build world’s first autonomous and zero emissions ship

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The vessel Yara Birkeland will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, with zero emissions. Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. Read the rest of this entry »

Saildrones are redefining the collection of ocean data: Savaram Ravindra


Photo: Saildrone

Saildrone is an organisation that designs and manufactures solar and wind powered autonomous surface vehicles. These small, self-navigating sailboats are mounted with advanced sensor packages, making the collection of cost-effective, high resolution ocean data possible at scale. Read the rest of this entry »

Houston Pilots (USA) earn IMO’s award for exceptional bravery at sea: Clayton L. Diamond


Photo: gCaptain website

Pilots around the world are counted on twenty four hours a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year to use their skills, in-depth local knowledge and informed independent judgment to safely move all manner of ships through winding, narrow and crowded waterways, often in adverse weather conditions. This is what pilots do – make an extremely challenging and dangerous job look routine. Read the rest of this entry »

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