Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety

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Request from the American Pilots’ Association to State Pilotage Authorities Regarding Pilot Safety

The American Pilots’ Association has sent a letter to state pilotage authorities across the United States on behalf of approximately 1,200 American ship pilots to improve safety pilot safety following the death of a New York pilot in December.

“This trapdoor arrangement is currently found on a number of ships with accommodation ladder-pilot ladder combinations, despite the facts that it has long been considered by pilots to be unsafe and that the IMO has recognized that it is unsafe by taking steps to eliminate it,” the APA states in the letter. “Since at least 1979, IMO guidelines have recommended that pilot ladders used with a trapdoor extend to the height of the platform’s handrail. The purpose of that recommended practice is to bring the ladder steps up to a level from which the pilot can step across to the platform rather than pull himself or herself up to it.”

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by Marine-Pilots.com - published

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by Marine-Pilots.com - published

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by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published

Ladders are the bridges for crossing the rough seas of our lives.
When you are a Marine Pilot at work, hoping and praying that the ladders which let you embark the vessel are stable, safe and not dangerous.
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Video Miami Pilot Boat

Found on YouTube. Created by "David Bell".

Editors Note:
Safety is different

One comment on YouTube on this video:
"No hard hats, no Hi-Viz clothing (in case pilot falls in) the one at 5:16 has not even got a life jacket - absolute cowboys!"




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Found on YouTube. Created by "Mark Romans".
The Halifax Pilot Boat recovering a Pilot from a cruise ship in some rough weather

#pilotboat #pilotboats #pilot #halifax #roughweather #boat #boats #halifaxharbour #halifaxnovascotia #novascotia #marinepilot #maritimepilot #nautical #bigwaves #roughseas #ship #ships

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Video Pilot embarking and disembarking

Found on YouTube. Created by "MJ Navigator".

timelapse of Pilot embarking and departing from Ship
#shorts

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Article 1,000 ways to secure a Pilot Ladder

by Arie Palmers, Netherlands - published

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Video 14.5m Pilot Boat Pilotine ST-P145 (chantier Sibiril Technologies)

Found on YouTube. Created by "Pierre Delion".
M53-01 ST-P145 IPS
Fiche : www.archi-delion.com/fr/bateaux-professionnels/P53_pilotine-ST-P145.html

Essais en baie de Seine

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Opinion Ships Pilot Elevator System

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It is frequently a Maritime requirement for a ship to employ and have onboard, a Ships Pilot when entering port. His/ her presence will greatly enhance the safe docking of a vessel into port, harbor or to an anchorage.

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