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Pilots and shipowners on pilot ladder safety

With its base in HQS Wellington on the Thames the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) is a professional, non-profit making body, primarily concerned with promoting professional standards of pilotage worldwide in the interests of pilots’ safety. It has some 8,000 members in over 40 countries. IMPA seeks to achieve its principal objective, the promotion of professionally sound and
safe pilotage.

Another London-based organisation is the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal international trade association for shipowners, with a membership comprising national shipowners’ associations from 36 countries, representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet, in all sectors and trades.

It was reported on 26th July that IMPA and the ICS have joined forces to update a brochure aimed at shipping companies and seafarers, reminding them of the vital need to ensure that ladders used for pilot transfers are safe and always rigged correctly.

Poster available as pdf