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Pilot transfer arrangements

Pilot transfer arrangements

AMSA Marine Notice

Whenever a pilot or other person embarks or disembarks from a ship by ladder, they entrust their safety to the pilot transfer arrangements provided by the ship and the pilot boat crew.

SOLAS V/23 sets out the minimum standards for pilot transfer arrangements on ships on or after 1 July 2012. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standards related to pilot transfer arrangements are found in:

• IMO Resolution A.1045(27) – Pilot transfer arrangements.
• IMO Resolution A.1108(29) – Amendments to the Recommendations on Pilot
Transfer Arrangements (Resolution A.1045(27)).
• MSC.1/Circ. 1428 – Pilot Transfer Arrangements – Required boarding arrangements for pilots
• MSC.1/Circ.1495/Rev.1. – Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulation V/23.3.3 on Pilot Transfer Arrangements
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