||Vessel speed should be about 6 knots
unless otherwise directed by the pilot.
||Head the vessel so that the pilot
may embark or disembark on the lee side, away from
||Rig the pilot ladder with spreaders
in accordance with SOLAS Regulations.
||The ladder must be in good order.
||Position the ladder approximately
1.5 to 2.0 meters.
Allow no slack in the ladder on deck.
||No boat rope or man ropes are required
||No line or hooks shall
be attached to the foot of the ladder.
||At night, provide a brilliant
light shining forward, and so as not to shine into
the pilot boat operator's eyes, to illuminate the
||Attend the ladder with an officer
equipped with a radiotelephone to
communicate with the ship's bridge. Provide an escort
to and from the