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What are a master’s duties under The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations with respect to pilot transfer arrangements?

To ensure that: (1) all pilot transfer arrangements meet the requirements of SOLAS regulation V/23;

(2) all pilot transfer equipment is properly maintained, stowed and regularly inspected in accordance with SOLAS regulation V/23; (3) the rigging and testing of equipment for pilot transfer, and the procedures in place for such transfers, comply with SOLAS regulation V/23; and (4) each pilot ladder is used only for the embarkation and disembarkation of pilots and by officials and other persons authorised by the master on arrival at or departure from a port. He must also nominate a ship’s officer to be the responsible officer for supervising the pilot transfer.

 

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