Correspondence Received – Discrepancies in the pilot ladder poster

CHIRP’s attention has been drawn to a number of discrepancies between the regulations concerning pilot ladders and pilot boarding arrangements as stated in SOLAS (Chapter V Regulation 23) and IMO Res A.1045 (27) and the depiction of the arrangements on the IMO accredited IMPA poster “Required Boarding Arrangements for Pilot”. All seafarers are advised that while the poster is a good starting point it remains only an illustration to draw attention to the contents of the written regulations which should always be referred to as the definitive requirement for pilot ladders and pilot boarding arrangements.