IMPA Safety Campaign Analysis 2016-2020

Herman Broers

The IMPA safety campaign on pilot ladders has run for a long time now. In this document the results of the IMPA safety campaign have been analyzed from 2016 to 2020.

This analysis shows a growing involvement of maritime pilots in the area of safety of pilot ladders, with the number of reports more than doubling since 2016. Fishing vessels show an improving record of non compliances.

For more details, download a copy of the analysis here. These data have been published with kind permission of IMPA.

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