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. […]
This summer, on July 18th 2022, one of the pilots of YALPAS Pilotage company, Captain Cafer Kiribrahim (64 years old), died when boarding by pilot boat “Yalova Pilot 2” to tanker named “Alhena” at Yalova anchorage area. This tragic incident made all maritime pilots in Türkiye very sad. We bid farewell to Captain […]
Recently, Captain Karanjikar invited me to write an article for the AIMPA-magazine. It should cover pilot ladder safety legislation, from a “holistic” point of view. Since the start of the website pilotladdersafety.com spring 2020, I have been in contact with a lot of maritime pilots and professionals from all over […]
The following article appeared in AIMPA magazine number 2 about the strength and testing of pilot ladders : There is much more information about pilot ladders in the AIMPA magazine, second issue, if you wish to read more you can download a copy at the bottom of this post.
by Captain Jesus Señeriz Lopez As we all know there is a new regulation established since July 2012, this new regulation refers to pilot transfer arrangements. There are other yearly safety campaigns such as IMPA that include SOLAS V.23 and IMO Resolution A 1045 and Resolution A.1108(29). Unfortunately, in this annual […]