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


published on 4 July 2019 954

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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Watch and learn how a pilot boards a container ship before entering port.
In this video, a container ship bound for Houston, Texas is boarded by a Houston Pilot before entering the Houston Ship Channel.
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Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark

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Video For the sake of the other versions of the Maritime Pilot Indonesia

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Video Chart Projections and Chart Accuracy - ECDIS

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Opinion Marine Pilots: Unsung Heroes Of The Shipping Industry

published on 12 August 2020

Qualified pilots are usually employed by the local port or maritime administration, and provide their services to ships for a fee, calculated in relation to the ship’s tonnage, draught or other criteria.

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