025/14 Recommendation 134 (New)- March 2014 – Boat Transfers Safe Practice


1. Introduction 
2. Boat Transfer Safety Policy 
3. Definitions 
4. Boat Transfer Hazards and Exposures 
5. Training Boat Transfer Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
6. Reference Document List

Annex 1: Required Boarding Arrangements for Pilot – In accordance with SOLAS Regulation V/23 and IMO Resolution A.1045(27)

1. Introduction

These recommendations are intended to provide Societies with reference information to be used in developing Boat Transfer procedures or technical instructions for their Surveyors, according to a common reference standard of good practice. The content applies to operations affecting Boat Transfers, and is intended to enhance the safety of the manner and conditions under which such transfers are carried out. Additionally, these recommendations are intended to serve as a reference for the maritime industry to assist operators in adequately preparing the receiving ship or offshore unit so that the transfer can be carried out in a safe manner and under safe conditions.

The recommendations are structured in four (4) Sections:

• Includes Definitions
• Identifies the Boat Transfer hazards and exposure to risk by the Surveyor
• Gives detailed guidance for the safe Boat Transfer operations, including Training Transfer Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment
• Consists of a Reference Document List

Recommendation 134 (New)- March 2014 – Boat Transfers Safe Practice


Thank you & Best Regards,

Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute

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