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2023-07-23

NTSB report: poor pilot performance in 1995 Star Princess grounding

On 22 June 1995, the passenger ship Star Princess with 1,568 passengers and 639 crew members ran around in Alaska while under a pilot's direction. The National Transport Safety Board determined that the probable cause of the accident was " the pilot’s poor performance, which may have been exacerbated by chronic fatigue‘caused by sleep apnea." (349.4 KiB, PDF, 8 pages)


 1 file(s)  71 downloadsCategory: Marine Safety & Accidents, Maritime Education and TrainingDownload
2023-06-13

Fatigue Management Guide for Canadian Marine Pilots

This guide has a wealth of information about fatigue and how pilots can effectively manage it. The publication was prepared by Rhodes and Associates Inc. for the Marine Safety Directorate and Transportation Development Centre of Transport Canada. However, the valuable insights and tips are relevant to maritime pilotage everywhere. (3.1 MiB, PDF, 51 pages)


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2023-06-01

Heavy Weather (pamphlet)

This pamphlet from the Swedish Club about Heavy Weather is useful reading for mariners. Maritime pilots may also find it interesting and helpful in increasing their understanding of the subject. The topics include cargo and hull damage in heavy weather, parametric roll, and preventive measures. (8.6 MiB, PDF, 22 pages)


 1 file(s)  36 downloadsCategory: Marine Safety & Accidents, ShippingDownload
2023-05-31

Fall from the pilot ladder on board the chemical tanker Golden Concord

Was it diminished attention that caused a pilot to fall from the pilot ladder whilst disembarking from the Golden Concord on 4 July 2013? Find out in this final investigation report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The report was made available by the ATSB under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. ( 1.5 MiB, PDF, 23 pages)


 1 file(s)  40 downloadsCategory: Marine Safety & Accidents, Maritime Education and TrainingDownload
2023-05-28

Healthy and Safe Transfer of Maritime Pilots: Good Practice Guide

This short guide from the New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association has plenty of sound advice on health and safety that is applicable to all maritime pilots. (584 KiB, PDF, 22 pages)


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2023-05-20

Allision of Bahamas-Registered Tankship M/V Kition with Interstate Highway 10 Bridge Pier, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 10 February 2007

This unfortunate accident resulted in an estimated $8 million in damage to the bridge and $726,500 in damage to the ship. The 2008 Marine Accident Report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board has some valuable lessons for pilots. NOTE: the names of the individuals involved in the accident were redacted by the NTSB. (1.9 MiB, PDF, 44 pages)


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2022-04-19

Fall from the pilot ladder on the bulk carrier Atlantic Princess (safety report)

On 3rd July 2013, a company representative was boarding the bulk carrier Atlantic Princess via the ship’s pilot ladder as it lay at anchor off Whyalla, South Australia. The man fell and landed on the deck of the pilot launch below. This report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) examines the safety issues involved and actions taken to address them. The ATSB has provided the document, which is copyrighted to the Commonwealth of Australia, under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. (1.8 MiB, PDF, 24 pages)


 1 file(s)  79 downloadsCategory: Marine Safety & Accidents, Maritime Education and TrainingDownload
2022-04-05

Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements, Third Edition

This guidance, published in January 2022, was produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in collaboration with industry partners. It is intended to remind seafarers and companies of the vital importance of adhering to established rules and procedures on safe boarding arrangements for pilots. (768 KiB, PDF, 8 pages)


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2022-04-01

Pilot Ladder Safety (set of colour posters)

This is a collection in a single file of five printable posters: 1) Poor ladder condition; 2) Retrieval lines; 3) Combination ladder arrangements; 4) Securing pilot ladders at intermediate length; and 5) The cutting edge. It is courtesy of Maritimecyprus.com with colour photos and data from The American Club. (622 KiB, PDF, 10 pages)


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2022-03-29

The work practices of marine pilots: a review

This Australian study identifies the risk factors for pilots arising from long working hours, the uncertainty of pilotage work, and commercial pressures, amongst other things. Although the research covered pilots in the Queensland/Great Reefs area, the insights should be useful to pilots and pilotage authorities in general. The document has been made available by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. (352 KiB, PDF, 44 pages)


 1 file(s)  93 downloadsCategory: Marine Safety & Accidents, Maritime Education and TrainingDownload
2022-03-25

Pilot Ladder Safety by Herman Broers (illustrated article)

'Pilot Ladder Safety' fills a big gap in the existing literature on the subject. As the author, an experienced pilot, notes in the Foreword: "I discovered there are many things a captain, an officer, or even a bosun, AB or OS has to keep in mind when rigging the ladder. The usability of the documentation in place regarding this matter is not very good. What can be found online are tales of colleagues showing the accidents, the mishaps and the errors they see on a daily basis." (15.5 MiB, PDF, 48 pages) Please consider giving a small donation to help us grow this Downloads section. Buy Me A Coffee


 1 file(s)  69 downloadsCategory: Marine Safety & Accidents, Maritime Education and TrainingDownload
2022-03-22

Pilot Ladder Checklist

This is a short checklist to ensure the safety of pilot ladders and minimise the risks associated with their use. It was published by Pilotladdersafety.com, an independent website and blog. (83.6, PDF, 1 page)


 1 file(s)  73 downloadsCategory: Marine Safety & AccidentsDownload

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