Safe Pilotage in the future
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STEVE PELECANOS

STEVE PELECANOS

Safe Pilotage in the future

09 October 2012 - 21:06

Pilotage Today• Local knowledge Local knowledge • • Independent Judgement Independent Judgement •• Protection of the environment Protection of the environment •• Protection of maritime assets Protection of maritime assets • • Expert ship handling skills Expert ship handling skills
Today’s Pilotage Environment
• Multinational Crews Multinational Crews – – communication problems communication problems • • Continuous & sustained pressure to reduce costs Continuous & sustained pressure to reduce costs • • Close to zero tolerance for marine accidents Close to zero tolerance for marine accidents & high levels of Accountability & high levels of Accountability • • Evidence of lowering levels of training & competence Evidence of lowering levels of training & competence • • Questionable maintenance of ships and equipment Questionable maintenance of ships and equipment • • Smaller margins of safety Smaller margins of safety
Recent Changes
• ship size and scantlings ship size and scantlings • cargo cargo volumes volumes • • power to deadweight ratios power to deadweight ratios • • speed speed Ships are the largest man Ships are the largest man - - made structures on the made structures on the planet planet that move !! that move !!

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