News 17 Aug, 2012

Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements

The International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), supported by the International Group of P&I Clubs and other industry partners has recently published a new edition of Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements.

The second edition of the guidance has been published to reflect recent changes to the SOLAS pilot boarding requirements; as detailed in the Club’s recent news article SOLAS – Changes to Pilot Transfer Arrangements. The publication also includes a revised version of the IMPA’s Required Boarding Arrangements for Pilot poster, which can also be downloaded from the IMPA website.

Members are encouraged to provide a copy of the publication to each of their vessels and to ensure that the latest version of the IMPA poster is displayed in the wheelhouse.

Members requiring further guidance should contact the Loss Prevention Department.