Intertanko/Intercargo, DMA Join Forces on Pilotage

Thursday, January 26, 2006
As a result of mutual discussions, Intertanko and Intercargo and the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) agree to set up a Joint Pilotage User Group. The group will also be joined by the Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography (RDANH). Intertanko will also be seeking support from its industry partners to support this initiative and participate in the group. The background of this industry-government initiative relates to the concerns expressed by the Danish Maritime regarding the difficulties surrounding navigation in Danish waters, particularly in the narrow Baltic straits such as the Great Belt and the Sound. It has requested that a wide range of international shipping associations urge their members to take a pilot when they enter or leave the Baltic Sea, as recommended by IMO resolution MSC.138 (76). However, because resolution MSC.138(76) is a recommendation, it is not possible to enforce pilotage in the region. Nevertheless Intertanko and Intercargo have reviewed this request and have agreed to support the DMA’s request. In parallel with this development, Intertanko has developed Danish Strait pilotage clauses - voyage & time charter - and is encouraging their application in the tanker industry in the belief that charterers should share in the responsibility for safe navigation. Intercargo has the same belief and is therefore currently reviewing a similar clause for dry bulk shipping on time charter. Formal terms of reference for the group will be drawn up. The intention is that this group will formulate a two-way process of feedback, review, comment, and action that will primarily be related to responsible safety, communication, and bridge team coordination. It may ultimately include issues such as those associated with any future deregulation of pilotage in the region.

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