To promote safety of navigation within the CHA area of jurisdiction by providing a pilotage service capable of supplying, on demand, the services of a trained and authorised pilot whose local knowledge and skill enable them to conduct the navigation and manoeuvring of a vessel safety within the limits of the Humber Pilotage District.
- Statutory Instrument 1990 No. 1338
- Humber Pilotage Directions
- Marine Navigation Act 2013
Pilot Boarding Arrangement Requirement (valid from 1st June 2021)
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The Merchant Shipping (Reporting Requirements for Ships Carrying Dangerous or Polluting Goods ) Regulations:-
Merchant Shipping Act 1995:-
To recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidates, and then train, examine and authorise them as pilots.
To maintain a sufficient number of authorised pilots to be able to supply on demand a pilot for any part of the Humber Pilotage District.
To roster pilots so as to ensure an adequate number are always available to meet operational demands.
To provide an on-going system of training and ensure that a pilots' local knowledge and competence continually meet National Occupational Standards.
To ensure that all current legislation relating to pilotage is complied with.
To investigate any incidents relating to pilotage, draw conclusions and implement any recommended improvements.
To liaise with other interested parties, both internal and external, to ensure that best practice is adopted with regard to pilotage operations and safety of navigation.
To assess, by interview and examination as appropriate, all candidates for Pilot Exemption Certificates (PEC) and to review all PEC holders annually.