PILOTAGE PRE-PLANNING GUIDE
2.9. Pilot Cabin
In the event of a Nonstop pilotage, the vessel must have two cabins available for the
Pilots while onboard.
Pilots will expect meals to be provided onboard, clean bedding, towels and linen for
both Pilots and high standards of hygiene in the provided accommodation. Please
ensure a pleasant room temperature in the cabins.
2.10. Pilot Card- Master/Pilot exchange (MPX)
Please prepare a pilot card and MPX to assist the efficient communication of the
major characteristics of the vessel and the status of its equipment. Any particular
items of interest should be brought to the attention of the Pilot. Please make certain
to inform the Pilot of any malfunctioning equipment.
2.11. Bridge Ressource Management
Any DanPilot Pilot will board the vessel well rested, experienced and highly trained,
capable of conducting the upcoming pilotage.
The Pilot will be a qualified, local supplement to the existing bridge team of the
vessel, and as such the Pilot will expect a close cooperation with all members of
the bridge team. The presence of a Pilot does not relieve the Master or navigator of
the vessel of their rights and duties, and hence it is of the utmost importance for all
members of the bridge team to communicate effectively with the Pilot onboard. If
you have any doubts regarding the Pilots intentions, please do not hesitate to ask the
Failure in the communication between humans can easily occur due to cultural and
language problems. Therefore, it is essential that the Pilot and the ship’s crew and
officers express themselves clearly, and immediately correct any misunderstandings.
IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases should be followed, and closed
loop communication should be used to eliminate any doubt. IMO STANDARD
MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES (SMCPs)