The International Marine Pilots' Association (IMPA) believes that pilotage in port areas is a local and highly specialized matter, and that it is thus not possible to establish comprehensive international standards and requirements that would apply satisfactorily to every aspect of the pilotage of ships. IMPA therefore proposes that current draft resolutions and annexes prepared by a subcommittee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping be replaced by a Code of Practice. It is recommended that the Code of Practice address the following issues: (1) the establishment of properly constituted pilotage authorities; (2) recruitment of pilots (e.g., maximum age limits, qualifications, health standards); (3) training of pilots (e.g., training of junior pilots for upgrading, courses to update skills in shiphandling, tug and towage techniques, and VTS operations); and (4) the establishment of proper proceedings for inquiring into incidents involving pilotage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Coates, G A
  • Conference:
    • Pilot Training
    • Location: Southampton, England
    • Date: 1988-7-12 to 1988-7-13
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00655969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM