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New Zealand Ports Introduce New Pilot Ladder Requirements


New Pilot Transfer Equipment Rules For New Zealand Ports

New Zealand ports have introduced new stricter pilot transfer equipment requirements for visiting vessels.

The new rules, which come into force on the 1st May will require all vessels to ensure the following requirements are met;

  • Maximum age of pilot ladders shall not exceed 24 months from date of manufacture
  • Maximum age of manropes shall not exceed 12 months from the date of manufacture.

Any vessel not complying with these requirements will not be receiving a pilot and may incurr costs/delays as the individual port sees fit.

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