AMPI's efforts to establish a National Standard for Continuous Professional Development of Marine Pilots gained further momentum following a successful session at the AMPI Spring Workshop in Launceston on 20th November.
On 1 July 2013 the Navigation Act 2012, came into force, replacing legislation that was formed 100 years earlier. The Act relates to " maritime safety and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment…"
The International Maritime Pilots Association met with the IMO in early June 2015 (MSC95), with three issues raised on behalf of pilots. AMPI members can read the IMPA President's brief here (PDF, 1.2MB).
AMSA and AMPI were actively involved in the recent IMO review and amendments to SOLAS regulations on pilot boarding arrangements. These new regulations, and a new wheelhouse poster, are designed to improve pilot safety during transfers.
AMPI represented pilot's interests in an AMSA hosted eNavigation Usability workshop on 4-6 March 2013. 44 delegates representing 11 countries attended, the development of the IMO's eNavigation strategy implementation plan.
A report commissioned by OCIMF claims proactive analysis of voyage data recorder information on a regular basis can provide an important tool for use in accident prevention and the reinforcement of a positive operational safety culture.
AMPI has commissioned extensive research into Personal Protective Equipment worn by pilots during transfers. Detialed recommendations relating to footwear, gloves, helmets, PFDs. wet weather jackets, and PLBs is available.
Back editions - Safe Passage Catch up on the most recent AMPI news and articles via back editions of Safe Passage. You can download the Summer 2014, Spring 2014, and Spring 2013 editions here.
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