Pilot Embarkation - Gangway Access - Unsafe Practice at Sea CHIRP Maritime Safety

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The hazards of Pilot boarding

Throughout 2016, the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) held a safety campaign focused upon the standard of pilot ladders and associated equipment. CHIRP supported this campaign and received many reports on the subject.

This first report describes issues concerning pilot access near
the non-parallel ends of a ship, and use of a retractable platform.

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Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published

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.

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Article IMPA open letter - Crew exchange in times of corona

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

The IMPA has published on 30th June 2020 a letter about crew exchange in times of corona. Read the letter here:

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Video How a pilot gets off a fairly large ship

Departing a 159,000 tonne 274 metre long tanker at the Humber Pilot station

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Video Disembarkation of Pilots on Oulo Finland - 2007

Found on YouTube.

How to assist for disembarkation of Pilots on Oulo Finland. Ice Navigation. Super Ice Class Ship. MV Xanthia. Comfort Ship made in Aker yards. Cadet Life.

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Video Meet Captain Lyle Donovan, a San Diego Bay pilot with the San Diego Bay Pilots Association

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Article Product Pirates risk the lives of Marine Pilots!

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

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Video Disembarking of Danpilot at Skagen V73

Enjoy the tour from Bridge to Pilot ladder, disembarking of Danpilot.

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Opinion Book review: Practical Ship Handling, Fourth Edition, by Malcolm C. Armstrong

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published

Some ship handlers today use electronic instruments from start to finish and these ships usually have powerful engines and thrusters and an almost unlimited number of personnel on the bridge.

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Article Death of Pilot Dennis Sherwood: IMPA President statement to IMO. New photos of Maersk Kensington.

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

IMPA President makes a statement to IMO on January 17th regarding the passing of Captain Dennis Sherwood. A letter to IMO was published via Twitter today.

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