On July 3rd, 2023 The Port of New South Wales Harbour Authority issued Harbour Master Instruction HMI 23-03E, named ” Safe Marine Pilot Transfer (MPT) Arrangement – Pilot Ladder “. This Instruction sets regulations for ship’s masters and operators, which supersede IMO and ISO requirements. In short the maximum age of the […]
The French Maritime Pilots Association today launched a very impressive and usefull instruction video on the safe and correct use of pilot ladder arrangements. Many thanks to the French pilots for this contribution to pilot ladder safety!
Port of Hamburg have issued a very useful pilot ladder safety leaflet for ships visiting the port of Hamburg. In this leaflet, a very clear set of instructions is given to ship’s crews .The leaflet can be downloaded here.
Source: ICS Press release A guide to maritime pilot transfer safety has been updated amid industry concerns about poorly rigged ladders causing severe injuries or fatalities. The ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’, produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in partnership with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association […]
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 […]
Lloyds Register has produced a clear instruction video on the safe setup of pilot ladders. This short animated movie serves as a quick reference for surveyors, pilots and schip’s crews to ensure the pilot ladder they are about to use is safe. The high quality video shows the basic checks […]
The All India Maritime Pilots’ Association (AIMPA) issued a comprehensive guidance on the safe rigging of pilot ladders. This document could serve as an additional guideline to the existing rules and regulations, since as stated in its introduction: ” … , in addition to the guidance already provided on board […]
Whenever a combination ladder is used for pilot transfer operations, sometimes the inner stanchion on the bottom platform is not used. Maybe the thought behind this is: ” It is on the inboard side, so the pilot does not need it to prevent him from falling overboard.” The reason for […]
The pilots on the Scheldt river, serving Antwerp, Gent and the Dutch ports of Flushing and Terneuzen, have issued a joint statement in which all visiting ships are strongly adviced to comply with Pilot Transfer Arrangements (PTA’s) regulations and guidelines. The notice shows good and bad practice examples on the […]
When looking into the main non-compliances regarding pilot transfer arrangements, it can be noted that most of them can easily be fixed onboard. A lot of them can be attributed to lack of training, lack of awareness and lack of time. The easiest way to prevent non-compliance’s from happening in […]