IMPA Safety Campaign 2022

The IMPA Safety Campaign is now taking place until the 15th of October 2022. 

You can access the survey via the link and log into the site using your email address and the universal password ‘ladder’.

If an internet connection is available on the vessel, submissions may be made whilst on board if it is safe to do so. If there is no internet available a printable form can be used to note details until such time as the survey can be completed online. Visit the IMPA website to access the survey page and download the printable form.

There is the option to report on helicopter transfer arrangements. This data shall be retained by the IMPA Secretariat for future reference but will not be included in the results submitted to IMO. There are no SOLAS requirements for pilot transfers using helicopters.

Note that new questions have been included under “Safety Equipment”.

Reports of both safe and unsafe boarding arrangements are encouraged.

To illustrate the value of participation in the Safety Campaign: the data provided by your membership was used in the justification for a proposal by China to amend SOLAS V/23 to improve the safety of pilot transfer arrangements. This is supported by IMPA and we will be providing updated data as part of our work with China on future submissions to IMO. Equally, the Paris MoU continues to cite a lack of data on unsafe pilot transfer arrangements in Europe as a reason to consider that no further action on pilot transfer arrangements by them is necessary.

Your efforts in support of IMPA have also been recognised in IMPA’s nomination for the SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award 2022. It would be excellent to build on this recognition with a high level of participation across our Members.

Action: Members are requested to give this information and the instructions for accessing the survey the widest possible circulation before the start of the campaign and to actively encourage participation by maritime pilots during the survey period (1 to 15 October 2022).

Kindly note that only entries for transfers made during the survey period 1 to 15 October inclusive will be accepted. The site will remain live to allow time for those who have not been able to input their reports immediately.

We thank you in advance for your continued support and for your contribution to this vital task for the benefit of maritime pilots worldwide.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Cutmore

Secretary General