What should be pilot transfer arrangements requirements as per SOLAS?

  • two man-ropes of not less than 28 mm in diameter properly secured to the ship if required by the pilot;
  • a lifebuoy equipped with a self-igniting light;
  • a heaving line.

7.2 When required by paragraph 4, stanchions and bulwark ladders shall be provided.

8. Lighting

Adequate lighting shall be provided to illuminate the transfer arrangements overside, the position on deck where a person embarks or disembarks and the controls of the mechanical pilot hoist.

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