At the 27 October 2020 meeting, the Board reviewed the SHPA grant request for a pilot ladder climbing training program. At the 3 November 2020 meeting, the Board discussed the program with SHPA President Capt. John DeCruz and Director of Operations Chris Maglin. At the 24 November 2020 meeting, the Board noted Capt. DeCruz’s attendance at the climbing facility to assess the pilot ladder training equipment. At the 12 January 2021 meeting, the Board was advised that the first group of apprentices are scheduled for training at the climbing facility on 28 January 2021. At the 2 February 2021 meeting, the Executive Director reported on the 28 January 2021 training session. At the 9 February 2021 meeting, the Board continued to discuss training at the climbing facility. Continued on the docket.
At the 28 January 2020 meeting, the Board discussed and reviewed the SHPA procedures for communicating Pilot boarding Deficiency Reports to its pilots. The Board continued that discussion at the 10 March 2020 meeting. At the 24 March 2020 meeting, the Board approved a letter to the SHPA, LIS/BIS Pilots, and the HRPA regarding distribution of the Reports to pilots. At the 7 April 2020 meeting the Board reviewed a response to its letter from the SHPA. At the 19 May 2020 meeting, the Board was advised that the Executive Director of the LIS/BIS Pilots sent a request to all LIS/BIS pilots to utilize Pilot Boarding Deficiency Reports to track and resolve any deficiencies that are found. Similarly, at the 23June 2020 meeting, Hudson River Pilot Association President Ian Corcoran advised the Board that all Hudson River Pilots have been provided with Pilot Boarding Deficiency Report forms for use when a deficiency is found. At the 14 July 2020 meeting, the Board received an update from New York SHPA President Capt. John DeCruz on the SHPA’s use of the Pilot Boarding Deficiency Reports.
At the 6 October 2020 meeting, the Board reviewed Pilot Boarding Deficiency Reports received from the SHPA. At the 10 November 2020 meeting, the Board reviewed a deficiency report submitted by Captain Matthew Haley. At the 5 January 2021 meeting, Captain Robert Dreher advised the Board that he filed a Pilot Boarding Deficiency Report on 3 December 2020 concerning the combination pilot ladder arrangement on the ASTRID SCHULTE. At the 12 January 2021 meeting, the Board reviewed that deficiency report. (See 9, Pilot Boarding Deficiency Reports, below). Continued on the docket.