SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
NW Gulf Federal Pilot (s) safety and environmental policy: It is a policy of this organization along with the Federal Government to the prevention of human injury or loss of life and avoidance of damage to the environment, in particular to the marine environment and to property of the ports and harbors of the U.S., and shall be preserved to the maximum extent possible. Therefore, safe navigation of vessels piloted by this organization will be operated by pilot(s) with long-term experience of more than 12 years as Master/Mate and certified via International Safety Management (ISM) program.
International Safety Management (ISM) – the code for Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The ISM code established an international standard for the safe management and operations of ships and implementation of a Safety Management System (SMS), [46 USC 3203 – sec. 3203 Safety Management Systems]. www.imo.org
Safety in Navigation
The NW Gulf Federal Pilot(s) will have certified training and years of experience in bridge resource management. “The training includes a requirement for the pilot to assess particular situations and to conduct an exchange of information with the master and/or officer in charge of a navigational watch.” Other special training will be on pilot simulators while navigating the regional ship channels. The exchange of information between the master and pilot is essential for a safe transit within the ship channel(s).
Note: Momentarily, NW Gulf Federal Pilot(s) is self-restricted and will provide pilotage to select vessels.