Australian Maritime Mentoring Program

The Australian Maritime Mentoring Program is an exciting new joint initiative between the Australasian Marine Pilots Institute, the Nautical Institute, the Company of Master Mariners of Australia, Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia and the Pilbara Ports Authority.

Panama Canal – New Positioning System Requirements

The Panama Canal Authority has released a new Advisory to Shipping.
Effective October 1, 2023, all vessels with a beam of 109 feet or more transiting the Panama Canal will be required to have a fixed (non-portable) piloting unit with Real Time Kinematics (RTK) for submeter accuracy. This measure is expected to improve the efficiency of the waterway by eliminating the delays associated with the installation of portable piloting units (PPU-RTK)