Message from the International Maritime Pilots Association:
Every year, the International Maritime Pilots’ Association publishes the results of its annual IMPA SAFETY CAMPAIGN. The following analysis has been made using data from the IMPA Safety Campaign on pilot ladders from 2018 until 2022. The data has been retrieved from the IMPA site and from data of previous […]
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.
In preparation for the IMPA safety campaign, the Scheldt pilot Arie Palmers has updated his much acclaimed “1000 ways trilogy” to the september 2021 version. In these documents, a comprehensive collection of good and bad practices in PTA procedures has been collected. The complete trilogy can be downloaded on this […]
Conapra / Praticagem do Brasil have issued a notice “Common Errors in the pilot boarding arrangement “. In this notice, reference is made to international regulations ( Solas V Reg 23, IMO 1045 and ISO 799 ) as well as national regulations. The notice deals with the most common errors […]
Good Catch takes into account that although every company’s safety management system is different, there is a common theme that all seafarers’ situational awareness and personal responsibility is tantamount to their own safety, that of their shipmates, the marine environment, cargo and the ship alike. This initiative is a combination […]
Port of Southampton recently issued the following safety notice which speaks for itself : Several incidents have recently been reported of vessels presenting themselves with unsafe pilot boarding arrangements which do not meet the requirements set out in SOLAS V regulation 23 and IMO Resolution A.1045 (27).It is the responsibility […]
Bahamas Maritime Authority, the agency managing the Bahamas flag of registry, on June 21st launched a technical alert in which it announces a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on Pilot Transfer Arrangements. This CIC is to take place on all Bahamas registered ships, and it runs from July 1st, 2021 until […]