Article Docking Pilot’s Actions Cited in Probable Cause of Allision
published on 26 November 2020
Article Santander Pilots ISPO certified (since July 2020)
by ISPO - International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organisations - published on 17 November 2020
Article Capt. Kevin Vallance awarded the Merchant Navy Medal
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 13 November 2020
Article Hamburg Port Services is a new partner of Marine‑Pilots.com
published on 13 November 2020
Article Overview of documents concerning the COVID-19 pandemic by EMPA
published on 11 November 2020
Article KAIPTC & Denmark launch Pilot Course to develop Maritime Security Culture in the Gulf of Guinea
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 10 November 2020
Article ABP invests around £9 million in state-of-the-art pilot boat fleet
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 9 November 2020
Opinion New guidance for PBAs with trapdoors. Released 4.11.2020 by NZMPA
by New Zealand Maritime Pilot's Association - published on 6 November 2020
New guidance for PBAs with trapdoors. Released 4.11.2020 at NZMPA Conference in Dunedin, NZ. Distinct difference to suggestions in many other countries, is that we challenge operators who have the ladder suspended from the accommodation ladder (gangway) and not secured to the ship. SOLAS states that pilot ladder shall be secured to the ship, and securing strongpoints, shackles and ropes shall be as strong as the sideropes.
Article Updated Marine Safety Information by U.S. Coast Guard
published on 6 November 2020
U.S. Coastgard has published an update of their Recommendation for Pilot Transfer Arrangements in latest Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB).
"Recent deaths of maritime pilots while embarking commercial vessels highlight the risks of operating in an
unforgiving maritime environment. To ensure the safety of all personnel boarding a vessel at sea, the Coast
Guard reminds vessel owners and operators of the requirements contained in the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V, Regulation 23 and strongly recommends that owners and operators follow the recommendations within IMO Resolution A.1045(27) – Pilot Transfer Arrangements. "