The NI is continuously reminded of the problem from its Members and through its Mariners’ Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS). The issue features frequently in our publications, and we recently dedicated an edition of our award winning magazine The Navigator to the topic, emphasising the importance of good seamanship in ensuring safety.
IMPA has recently published its annual Safety Campaign results 2021 indicating that non-compliance with long established SOLAS regulations remains regrettably high - with little change from previous surveys. Progress is not happening. Still pilots are being injured and still lives are being lost during pilot transfer operations