It is with great sadness that we report the tragic death of Francesco Galia, a highly experienced UK Maritime Pilot, whilst transferring from a pilot transfer boat to a large ocean going vessel. We extend our deepest condolences to loved ones, friends and colleagues, and offer our support to all those affected by this terrible news.
Revised 2022 Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements in compliance with SOLAS A guidance produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in collaboration with industry partners.
IMPA is pleased to have contributed to this great initiative of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA). A special thank you to Captain John Pearn, Chairman of the IMPA Safety Subcommittee, for his collaboration.
The BMA's Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) for Pilot Transfer Arrangements will run from July to December 2021.