It comes in light of the fact that a number of pilots have died
The International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPA) in collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has released Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements Ensuring Compliance with SOLAS.
The guidance is intended to remind seafarers and shipping companies of the vital importance of adhering to the rules and established procedures surrounding safe boarding arrangements for pilots. It comes in light of the fact that a number of pilots have died as a result of accidents while boarding/disembarking from ships, and many more have been seriously injured.
The guidance document also includes a handy poster/visual guide to the subject as previously released by the IMO on MSC.1/Circ.1428
To view the document in full, please click here.
Source : IMPA