In the spring of 2023, the IMO Sub-commission on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) may start a process of review and amendments to the SOLAS Ch V. reg 23: the regulations regarding Pilot Transfer Arrangements (PTAs). The pilot ladder in use today dates back decades, if not centuries. […]
Pilot Ladder Safety and the Human Factor
In the latest issue of CHIRP’s Maritime Feedback Issue 66, the relation between Pilot Ladder Safety and the Human Factor, a very good read. The factors Capability, Culture and Local Practices are discussed. As usual the CHIRP is a very good read and the maritime bulletin can be found here.
Pilots: Deaths by unsafe pilot ladders and incompetent crew
Loodsen: “Doden door onveilige loodsladders en onkundige bemanning” Source: Schuttevaer, 15 december 2021 De internationale loodsenassociatie Impa luidt de noodklok over onveilige loodsladders. Uit een wereldwijde peiling blijkt volgens de loodsen dat de toegang tot het schip via de loodsladder vaak niet voldoet aan de voorschriften. In Europa gaat het […]
Chirp Annual Digest 2020
In the latest issue of CHIRP Annual Digest, a full chapter on pilot boarding and pilotage has been included. A six page article by Arie Palmers, maritime pilot in het scheldt estuary, named 1000 ways to secure a pilot ladder, and only one way is correct is included. An excellent […]
UK Ports and Pilots take firm stand against Non-compliant Trap Door Boarding arrangements.
Source: UKMPA On March 23rd, the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association issued the following notice to its members: Recent non-compliant trap door arrangements have come to our attention. Last Year in Southampton, Pilots engaged the Harbour Master to issue a Notice Mariners relating to Non-Compliant Trap Door Arrangement’s, through a […]
Arie Palmers: Dangerous Ladders
Source : maritime journal.com Arie Palmers: “Save one guy, you start to save the world.” If you’re intent on getting a message out about dangerous, potentially fatal mistakes to the man in the street, “you need to use street language – not three pages of technical text”, Dutch pilot Arie […]