Opinion Pilot Ladder - The Weakest Link in Marine Pilotage
by Capt. Santosha K. Nayak - published on 10 August 2020
Pilot transfer arrangement is a sensitive topic to be discussed among the pilot’s fraternity. Although ships are designed and operated with compliance to the SOLAS requirements in all respects including the pilot transfer arrangements, there has been numerous deficiencies observed related to pilot transfer arrangements. The small deficiencies from the part of ships cause life threatening accidents for pilots and sometimes to the ship staff themselves. There are many instances of defective ladder and complacency in proper rigging of ladders has been reported almost every day in different parts of the world. Many pilots lost their life, severely injured for life and face many minor to major accidents. The latest incident being the Capt. Timothy Murray of Sandy hooks Pilot.
Video Suggestions to improve Pilot Ladder Safety
published on 28 June 2021
Ideas from Nasir Khan, Port Pilot: "I would like to suggest that we try an experiment and make some modifications that will result in a better grip on the handrails of the ship's ladder and on the pilot ladder steps. Let's talk about it!" Modifications: Ships Ladder Handrails & Width of the Pilot Ladder steps. "I analyze the subject of fallen Pilots are two main reasons: -Pilot's hands are losing their grip at the ship's handrails. At transfer point mostly pilots lose their grip on Ships...
Video PROCESS ALONGSIDE YANGON BY PILOT - Ship Channel
published on 31 May 2021
Proses sandar kapal di Yangon, Maneuvering kapal oleh Pandu Bandar dengan menggunakan Bow Thruster dan Salah jangkar. Chief Officer harus menangkap peluang ini agar kelak dia sudah terbiasa/familiar bukan saja hanya olah gerak, tetapi bagaimana mengimplementasi BRM = Bridge Resource Management. Maneuvering Ship oleh PILOT & Nakhoda. Proses kapal tiba, jemput pandu laut (Sea Pilot Inward) berlayar di sungai, berlabuh di RTA, tukar dg pandu bandar (Harbour Pilot Inwars) clearance-in oleh...