CHIRP Report 2019

Report: Pilot Ladders – Error Enforcing Conditions and Deficiencies

CHIRP Maritime continues to receive plenty of reports related to problems for pilots getting on and off ships. Looking beyond the easy scenario of blaming the crew, CHIRP has analysed the reports to look a little more closely at what is going wrong. 

It was Sir Isaac Newton who stated in his Third Law that “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. Fast forward a few centuries and an apt corollary might be that “Every introduction of a change to regulation can lead to unintended consequences”. Pilot embarkation and disembarkation is a case in point. 

The very useful and informative CHIRP report can be downloaded below: