“The problem with statistics is that it’s a bummer when it’s you!”
― Arie Palmers, Maritime Pilot
This is an in-depth discussion of the risks involved in maritime pilot transfers; an interesting job but with a risky commute to work.
Sadly there have been 7 deaths associated with maritime pilot transfer operations already in the first 6 months of 2023.
What are the current international regulations for ships and what are the barriers to reducing the risk? How can individuals, the industry, ports and ship builders make changes to save lives in the future?
Andrew Moll, OBE, Chief Inspector at Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Arie Palmers, Senior Maritime Pilot working in the Netherlands
Adam Parnell, Director at CHIRP Maritime Charitable Trust
Resources and links:
Pilot Ladder Safety web site
Read the detailed Snakes OR Ladders report
Follow Arie Palmers on Linked In for weekly “Ladder Misery”
Read about the recent prosecution by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Improving safety at sea worldwide through the confidential and independent reporting programme.
Make an incident report to CHIRP Maritime here
The Seafarers' Charity
Improving the lives of seafarers and their families for more than 105 years.
Sound and engineering by Rocket Ears