Pilots come onboard ships to assist the Master navigate a ship in the most efficient and safe manner in the specific area and ensure safe arrivals and departures from ports. Pilot boarding is hence considered a crucial operation. Various factors affect this operation deeming whether it will be successful or result in a casualty or disaster. International rules and regulations have stipulated the requirements for pilot boarding arrangements in order to ensure successful pilotage operations and reduce the risk to life.
Upon completion of this course, the candidate will understand and gain knowledge on the requirements for pilot boarding arrangements and how to carry out such an operation safely.
The learning objectives of this course will include;
- Understanding the importance of proper procedure for pilot boarding.
- Gain knowledge of the international requirements with regards to the pilot ladder.
- Understand the common mistakes made during the rigging of the pilot ladder.