Required Pilot Transfer Arrangements

SOLAS Requirements for Pilot Transfer Arrangements

SOLAS regulation V/23

The requirements are currently subject to revision by IMO. The revisions are expected to be finalised in June 2024 and adopted in December 2024.


IMO Technical Requirements for Pilot Transfer Arrangements

Resolution A.1045(27) – Recommendation on Pilot Transfer Arrangements

Resolution A.1108(29) – Amendments to the Recommendation on Pilot Transfer Arrangements (Resolution A.1045(27))

These recommendations are currently subject to revision by IMO. The revisions are expected to be finalised in June 2024 and adopted in December 2024.


Industry Standards

ISO 799-1:2019 - Ships and marine technology - Pilot ladders - Part 1: Design and specification

ISO 799-2:2021 - Ships and marine technology - Pilot ladders - Part 2: Maintenance, use, survey, and inspection

ISO 799-3:2022 - Ships and marine technology - Pilot ladders - Part 3: Attachments and associated equipment


Means of Embarkation and Disembarkation

MSC.1/Circ.1331 – Guidelines for Construction, Installation, Maintenance and Inspection/survey of Means of Embarkation and Disembarkation


REQUIRED PILOT TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS POSTER

 

Previos poster

The current poster will be replaced by the one below in 2024.

 

New Poster

The updated poster, containing the 'Required Pilot Transfer Arrangements', has been finalised by pilotage experts. It is currently awaiting approval from the IMO, expected this year, 2024. We will promptly notify our membership as soon as this revised poster receives approval.

View and download the new poster here: Required Pilot Transfer Arrangements Poster.pdf 

Additionally, we are in the process of translating the poster into other languages, which will soon be made available. Please note that the recommended size for printing the poster is A2.

 

REQUIRED PILOT TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS FOR TRAP DOOR AND SIDE DOOR POSTER

 

 

NON-COMPLIANT PRACTICES

 

Non-Compliant Practices

Regrettably, these non-compliant practices are still widespread, resulting in the loss of lives among maritime pilots.

View and download Non-Compliant Practices here: Non-Compliant Practices.pdf

 

 

PILOT TRANSFER OPERATIONS

 

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This document aims to provide information to pilot organisations and/or competent pilotage authorities on the conduct of pilot transfer operations.

The purpose of the document is not to prescribe a specific approach to pilot transfer operations but to provide information on factors to be considered when preparing for and executing pilot transfer operations to meet local requirements.

View and download the document here: IMPA-Information on Pilot Transfer Operations-FINAL-V1.0-May 2024.pdf