New Safety Guidance Aims to Cut Pilot Transfer Fatalities

Some two years after the tragic accident that cost the life of Sandy Hook pilot Capt. Dennis R. Sherwood when boarding an inbound containership, an industry guidance on pilot transfer safety has been updated amid industry concerns about poorly rigged ladders causing severe injuries or fatalities.

The “Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements,” produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in partnership with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA), features a new section with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s guidance on combination embarkation platform arrangements.


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