With ever increasing commercial pressures, bigger and more complex ships, the skill of the pilot is being tested more and more. The pilot is often seen as the last line of defence against substandard ships entering a port.
IMO Resolution A960 is very clear on the need for pilot training and the importance of maintaining high standards of professional competence.
In the event of an incident, not only are the actions of the pilot closely scrutinised, but that of their organisation, including the attitude towards and level of training given to support the pilots. The competence and capabilities of the pilot all contribute towards the commercial attractiveness of a port.
- Initial training for new entry pilots
- Targeted training
- Familiarisation with new ship types
- Refresher training
- Practicing emergency scenarios and manoeuvres
- Exploring alternative manoeuvres
- PEC evaluations
- Pilot master exchange
- Radar/blind pilotage exercises
- CPD training packages