Counterfeit pilot ladders and certificates—advisory note This Pilot Advisory Note (PAN) advises AMSA-licensed coastal pilots and pilotage providers about the existence of counterfeit pilot ladders and associated certification. Background In March 2019, one of AMSA’s Port Marine Surveyors identified a pilot ladder onboard a vessel which appeared (on initial inspection), […]
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has secured a win for marine pilot safety, following the successful prosecution of a master and company in the Perth Magistrates Court on 23 May 2023. On 24 August 2022, the Cyprus-flagged cargo ship AAL Dampier (owned by AAL Dampier Navigation Co Ltd) was departing the Port of […]
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.
On December 17th, the German BSU (Bundesstelle für Seeunfalluntersuchung) published a report on the near fatal accident of a Kiel Canal helmsman, while boarding the Dutch flagged vessel MARFAAM. The reports finds that the pilot ladders’s handholds ( stanchions) onboard of the MARFAAM were inadequate, and could only be reached […]