Picture by ICS on SAFETY4SEAThe safety of pilot boarding and disembarkation is a major headache for the shipping industry. Every year, many pilots are injured or died due to old (worn-out) or improperly rigged pilot ladder facilities, and/or the process of placing the pilot ladder results in injuries to the crew, notes Capt.Zhao Qingwei, Marine Safety Manager at DASIN SHIPPING PTE LTD.
Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 24 October 2019
There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.
Article Pilot Embarkation platforms
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 17 December 2019
Article Securing pilot ladders at intermediate lengths
by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 6 January 2020
Article Marine pilot Devan Pulliah (TNPA) reminisces on his journey
published on 15 October 2020
Video Möt Hanna, female Marine Pilot at Sjöfartsverket
published on 22 January 2022
Article Dispute among Italian pilots' associations continues
by ShipMag. - published on 7 July 2020
Video Pilot Vessel "KOON". La Plata, Argentina
published on 9 November 2021
Article Work profile of maritime pilots in Germany
published on 27 December 2021
Video Pilot Boarding Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia
published on 24 September 2020
Editors Note: Unfortunately this YouTube video - although publicly available - was not authorised by the responsible official bodies. Out of respect for the local organisation, we have decided to stop showing the video link to YouTube here. We ask for your understanding!
Join us as we take a pilot 5 miles out to sea to meet a huge 80,000 ton oil tanker arriving outside Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia!