Lloyd’s Register PTA instruction video

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 […]

AIMPA launches a PTA innovation initiative

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The All India Maritime Pilots’ Association (AIMPA) is launching a research paper competition on pilot ladder innovation, in conjunction with the Indian Maritime University. Capt. Gajanan Karanjikar, president of AIMPA stated: ” This is first of its kind event happening in India involving students of Maritime Training centers (148 of […]

Scheldt Pilots issue PTA advice to all visiting ships

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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 […]

Pilot Ladder checklist, why not?

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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 […]

Chirp Annual Digest 2020

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In the latest issue of CHIRP Annual Digest, a full chapter on pilot boarding and pilotage has been included. A six page article by Arie Palmers, maritime pilot in het scheldt estuary, named 1000 ways to secure a pilot ladder, and only one way is correct is included. An excellent […]