Χωρίς κατηγορία - (Δεν επιτρέπεται σχολιασμός στο AMSA – Pilot transfer arrangements – MN No. 20-2012)
SOLAS - (Δεν επιτρέπεται σχολιασμός στο Pilot Transfer Arrangements – A1045 (27))
As per MSC308(88) amendments to SOLAS V/23, relating to pilot ladder arrangements, effective as from first safety equipment survey after 1st July 2012. More specifically, pilot ladders on all ships (new and existing) must be clearly identified in order to carry out mandatory inspections which are to be part of the first SOLAS safety equipment survey carried out on or after July 1st, 2012. A record shall be kept onboard with the date the pilot ladder is placed into service and any repairs carried out. The scope of inspection during the periodic safety equipment survey is limited to a general examination without any load test.
Additionally, the new equipment and arrangements for pilot transfer which are installed on or after July 1st, 2012 must be certified by the manufactures or with an international standard acceptable to IMO (i.e. ISO 799:2004, Ships and marine technology – Pilot ladders).
Vessels in operation:
The following summarises the implications for vessels in operation:
Mechanical pilot hoists shall not be used.
Other existing installations – no changes (assumed to be in accordance with the old requirements).
Replacements on existing ships shall in so far as is reasonable/practicable comply with the new requirements.
Shipside doors used for pilot transfer shall not open outwards.(i.e. ship side doors refers to shell openings used for pilot transfer, not to bulwark or guardrail gateways).