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Update: Guidance to ships for safe Rigging of Pilot Ladders (1st May)


by AIMPA - All India Marine Pilots' Association - published on 1 May 2021 262 -

Ships that require the services of a pilot need to ensure that the Pilot Transfer Arrangements (PTA) they provide are in compliance with the requirements prescribed under SOLAS V/23 and IMO Resolution A.1045(27) [as amended by IMO Resolution A.1108(29)].
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