Rules For Pilots

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par ločiem

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 102 in Riga in 2006 (7 February. 7. § 16) rules on the pilots Issued in accordance with the maritime administration and the Maritime Security Act 34. the third paragraph of article i. General questions 1. determines the order in which the Latvian ports are provided, as well as pilotage pilotage training, certification and qualification tests. 2. admission procedures to pilot the ship and leaving the ship, as well as the pilot's equipment complies with the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea (SOLAS), chapter V, rule 23. The order in which the pilot is taken on board and which he left the ship, the port rules. 3. On the loc can be a person who meets the following requirements: 3.1. Liepaja, Riga and Ventspils port — the person is driving qualifications corresponding to the 1978 International Convention on standards of training, certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers and Watchkeeping (modified) (STCW Convention) the requirements of regulation II/2, and two-year length of service (at least in the guard's post) to vessels with a gross tonnage (GT) of greater than 3000;
3.2. The Latvian ports other than those referred to in point 3.1 of these regulations, a person is the master's qualifications that meet the provisions of the STCW Convention requirements II/3, or higher;
3.3. the person has received a medical opinion on the conformity of the Commission to work on board a vessel at sea or pilotage post (if the pilot returns to work after illness or injury affecting the medical opinion, he carried out repeated medical examination);
3.4. the person is a public joint stock company "Latvian maritime administration" (hereinafter referred to as the Latvian maritime administration) seafarers ' register (hereinafter register of Seafarers of Latvia) issued radiotelefonist certificates or the global maritime accident and safety system (GMDSS) operator's certificate of competency;
3.5. has the pilotage certificate. II. use of pilotage services 4. If the port rules setting stricter limits, the use of port pilotage services are mandatory for the following vessels: 4.1 ships with dangerous or polluting goods (including non-degassed tanks of ships in ballast);
4.2. vessels with a gross tonnage under the 1969 International Convention on tonnage measurement of ships is 700 or higher. 5. Pilotage services may not use the following: 5.1 the Latvian naval vessels;
5.2. the register of vessels registered in the public service;
5.3. port workers and palīgflot of technical fleet vessels;
5.4. the master of a ship which is received in accordance with the procedure laid down in these rules the issue of a certificate of exemption from the obligation to use pilotage services. 6. foreign warships, service, training, sport and charitable mission of the ship's release from the obligation to use pilotage services in the port. 7. in accordance with the law on ports in the second paragraph of article 17 of the special conditions (e.g. strong wind or swell, limited visibility, emergency Harbour) harbour master is entitled to any ship order for compulsory pilotage services. 8. the procedure of ordering pilotage services, as well as the use of radio communications procedure determines the appropriate port rules. 9. the provision of pilotage services in the language of the ship navigating bridge is Latvian or English or other language, in agreement with the master. III. Pilot post learning 10. Person who initiated pilot post learning (Apprentice) meet this provision accordingly 3.1 or 3.2 in and. 3.3. the requirements referred to in point. The person piloting the post of learning and work in the port of port captain. 11. the disciples trained and prepared to check the qualification of Liepaja, Riga and Ventspils port vessel traffic service. Pāvilosta port apprentices trained in Baltimore, vessel traffic services, mērsrags, Roja, Big River, Skulte port of Salacgriva and apprentices — Riga Port vessel traffic service. 12. Apprenticeship training lasts no more than six months. Training shall comprise theoretical and practical part: theoretical part 12.1 apprentice learn even under piloting aptitude tests (annex 1);
12.2. the practical part of the apprentice, the trainee on board ordered the captain of the port pilotage. 13. Practical training lasts for at least three months, but the apprentice, which lays claim to the small port or ship repair factory pilot post: one month. Practical training during the apprentice: 13.1. learn the pilotage services of various types of vessels, the bridge team resources opportunities to use the skills of ship technical means;
13.2. learn the operating model for different situations — the ship while in a narrow channel or fārvater, in normal mode, an emergency (for example, if the Steering stops working, stopped the main engine, the ship loses tug rope, breaks down the radar or other particularly important vessel equipment or automatic devices). 14. the practical training the apprentice during the practice round log in free form. Practice log Specifies the following information: 14.1. vessel name, size, date of the pilotage service, route;
14.2. the circumstances in which a given pilotage services, a description of the situation;
14.3. the pilot instructor's comments, name and signature. 15. entries in the journal of practice approved by the port captain. 16. The Apprentice, qualifying for Baltimore, or Riga Ventspils port pilotage, the port vessel traffic management centre to complete vessel traffic management operator apprentice (trainee) status for at least 72 hours in accordance with the approved schedule of the port captain. IV. Pilot qualifications and proficiency testing 17. Latvian maritime administration approved pilot qualification Commission (hereinafter the Commission). The President of the Commission is a representative of the maritime administration. Panelists include the ports (Ventspils, Riga, or Baltimore,) Captain, vessel traffic services supervisor, Captain of the port the other officers at the port captain's recommendation and a representative of the Association of Latvian pilots after the recommendation of the Board of the Association. 18. Pāvilosta port apprentices and pilots checked the Baltimore port Commission, but Gulf of Riga port (the river Lielupe, Engure, mērsrags, Roja Salacgrīva Skulte, and), pilots and apprentices, of the port of Riga. Panelists include Paul respectively port or specific Gulf of Riga Port Authority official, who is responsible for the safety of navigation in the port. 19. the Evaluation Commission Before apprentices make sure that the port is made captain of the Latvian maritime administration report on apprenticeship training as well as these rules 3.3 and 3.4. documents referred to and is filled in practice journal. 20. The Commission shall carry out the following checks: 20.1. qualifications for apprenticeship aptitude test;
20.2. pilotage routine background checks;
20.3. pilot's extraordinary proficiency test. 21. the Commission carried out verification of qualification under piloting aptitude tests program. 22. the current pilot proficiency test Commission carried out every five years. 23. the pilot's extraordinary examination carried out by the Commission on the basis of the application of the port captain of the Latvian maritime administration, in the following cases: 23.1. these provisions has occurred, the relevant provisions of the port, the pilotage Office instructions or has not been complied with, the port captain's order;
23.2. the provision of pilotage services is a sea accident;
23.3. the work of the pilots had more than 11 months. 24. the Commission, taking the pilot's routine or extraordinary proficiency test, make sure that he has these rules in the documents referred to in paragraph 3, as well as take into account his previous action pilot. V. pilot proficiency testing protocol 25. This provision, paragraph 20, the results of the Commission's record pilot proficiency testing protocol (hereinafter referred to as the Protocol) (annex 2). 26. the Commission shall indicate the provision of pilotage services in district, justification, if the pilot qualifications do not meet the requirements or restrictions, if any. Vi. Pilotage certificate 27. receipt of the Protocol the Latvian register of Seafarers: the pilot shall be issued a certificate of 27.1. (annex 3);
27.2. the pilot extended the period of validity of the certificate;
27.3. revoke the pilotage certificate. 28. Pilotage certificate validity period of five years. Every five years the period of validity of the certificate may be extended for a period of five years. 29. on the basis of the Latvian register of seafarers ' certificates issued by the pilots acquired practical skills and work experience, Liepaja, Riga, respectively or Ventspils port the captain determines the vessels (vessel type, size and equipment), which the pilot provides pilotage services. VII. Pilotage skills and reconstruction 30. every pilot not less frequently than every five years, raising the qualifications under piloting skills and restore application (annex 4). 31. the relevant port authority shall ensure that the requirements referred to in paragraph 30 of the implementation, taking into account the nature of the port. VIII. Pilotage duties and the rights of 32. in carrying out the pilot position the obligations laid down in the instruction, the pilot:

32.1. provide pilotage services to vessels entering the port, leaving the port, pārtauvojot port, anchoring, lifting anchor, mooring and attauvošan at the time of landing, reid's drums and other objects;
32.2. on board the vessel and the master of the ship shall provide the necessary information to ensure the safety of navigation. The pilot to fulfil that obligation, while the ship getting into safe, if they do not change the other pilot;
32.3. in carrying out work on board a vessel, used working language in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9, but if there is a misunderstanding or confusion, the use of the International Maritime Organization resolution 918 (22) "the International Maritime Organization standard communication phrases in the sea" in certain standard communication phrases;
32.4. report to the vessel traffic service or port captain (if no port vessel traffic services) of any changes to the pilotage service district, which may affect the safety of navigation (such as depth, navigation tools and systems);
32.5. the report to the vessel traffic service or port captain (if no port vessel traffic services) for each port in the event of non-compliance or irregularities concerning the provisions of the event, which made the traffic of vessels, as well as for emergency cases and incidents;
32.6. in carrying out pilotage duties, worn by the respective port authorities issued a pilot's badge, and is present in the pilotage certificate;
32.7. the training of the apprentice, giving him the necessary practical knowledge, as well as his theoretical learning;
20.4. report to the vessel traffic services and port captain for any incident with a ship;.
32.9. provide the necessary information to the ship on maritime safety;
32.10. According to competence, ensure maritime safety, human life and the protection of the marine environment;
32.11. immediately notify the vessel traffic service or port captain, (if no port vessel traffic services) if the master of the vessel shall not be taken into account the recommendations of the pilot. In that case, the pilot shall continue to perform pilotage duties until the vessel has finished the scheduled operation and got to safety;
32.12. boarding, as well as getting off of it, if the ship is at sea, donning the lifejacket, and observe the safety rules;
32.13. refuse to Board or leave it, if the pilot ladder and equipment does not comply with part V of the SOLAS Convention, rule 23. In such cases, the pilot shall inform the vessel traffic service or port captain (if no port vessel traffic services). That person about the incident shall inform the maritime administration of Latvia. 33. The pilot has the following rights: 33.1. refuse to provide pilotage services to the ship that poses a threat to maritime safety, port infrastructure or the marine environment. For each refusal to pilot shall immediately notify the harbour master, giving the reasons for refusal. Port captain down the pilot's future actions;
33.2. in unforeseen or adverse meteorological conditions, in agreement with the master of the vessel and the vessel traffic service to port the captain's permission to provide pilotage services from another ship or vessel traffic management centre, if the port rules do not prohibit or otherwise. 34. Complaints about pilotage shall be submitted in writing to the relevant activities of the port captain. The captain examine the complaint and respond in writing. IX. The vessel's master and the pilot relationship 35. Pilotage is located on board the ship and the pilot exercise of functions does not relieve the master and the mate of the guard of responsibility for safe navigation of the ship. If the pilotage services of the ship is caused to material losses, it is the responsibility of the owner. 36. The vessel's master and officers of the guard's responsibility to provide possible assistance to the loc to ensure effective provision of pilotage services, using the technical means of the ship and the shore-based radar stations, as well as the services constantly to control the operation of pilotage and its compliance with the safe navigation of the ship and good sea practice. 37. the master may permit the name captains in the loc team, as well as the steersman guidance on ship engine operation mode changes, tugs, and other technical features. 38. the master may leave the bridge of the vessel pilotage services indicating the loc person who replaces captain. 39. the master and the pilot agreed ship's manoeuvrability, tugs, and other technical features, subject to the captain of the port or ports in the applicable approved a model scheme for technological manoeuvring, if that port is developed. 40. the ship's captain and pilot of the ship's manoeuvrability under piloting the boarding and leaving it subject to pilotage the master of the boat or other vehicle to the driver. 41. the master shall be completed and signed the pilot's pilotage services submitted a receipt. 42. If, due to unforeseen circumstances it is not possible to move the pilot and the apprentice from the Board, coming out of the port, the pilot boat or other vehicle, and the pilot and the apprentice after coordination with the captain of the port is left outside of their area of operation, the ship shall bear all the way back and related living expenses and provides pilotage and the immediate return of the disciples that port. 43. If the pilotage services to the apprentice pilot or an accident, the vessel shall pay the expenses related to the loc, or the injury of a trainee. 44. the master may waive the pilotage services, if he has reasonable grounds to question the pilot's qualifications, physical condition or a recommendation as to the accuracy of the pilots. In that case, the captain requested pilotage replacement with other loci, and submit a written request to the port captain. Certificate of release of x from the obligation to use pilotage services 45. In accordance with the relevant provisions of the port captain of port pilotage service district may be exempted from the obligation to use ship pilotage services and to issue the master certificate of exemption from the obligation to use pilotage services (hereinafter referred to as the exception certificate) (annex 5). 46. exception certificate can be obtained if the master: 46.1. with the ship (or technically equivalent) is regularly (at least as defined in the port rules) visited the port using the pilotage service;
46.2. manages the ports concerned Captain down the communication language;
46.3. the familiar features of the port navigation, communication systems, depth and currents as well as the port in the port rules. 47. Exclusive validity period is one year. The period of validity of the certificate may be extended each year, if in the previous year been respected this provision, paragraph 46. 48. the certificate shall lapse if the captain six months by ship has not visited the port. Port vessel traffic service is obliged to control, or exceptional certificate not lapsed. 49. Vessel traffic service shall inform other road users on the ship's port of entry to and exit from the port where the master has been provided with a certificate of exemption. 50. The master of the vessel to which the certificate has been issued to exceptional, does not leave the bridge of the ship, the ship enters a port or leaving the port, and do not ask your duties to other officers. 51. If a sea accident or incident and the results of the investigation confirmed that the captain of the vessel to which the certificate of exemption issued, acted improperly, the captain of the port exception certificate shall be cancelled. Harbour master is entitled to revoke the certificate of exception where the master of the ship has not adhered to the relevant maritime ports or communication. XI. Documents certifying the pilotage services 52. Documents certifying the pilotage services, pilotage pilotage is a receipt and log traffic tickets. 53. the pilot voucher is a freehand document. The master of the vessel shall provide the following information in writing on the ship: the ship's name, flag, owner, agent, draught, length, width, load capacity, gross registered tonnage, the cargo, the captain's name, surname and pilotage pilotage services and routes. Pilotage of a receipt signed by the master of the vessel, confirming that the pilotage services have been received. 54. the pilot number and posts receipts pilotage receipts log. Pilot voucher log is a freehand document. The following entries shall be made: receipt number, date and time of approval, the pilot's name, vessel name, gross registered tonnage, owner and agent. XII. concluding question 55. Pilotage certificates issued before the date of entry into force of the provisions, they are valid until the date of expiry stated on it. Persons to whom the certificate is issued to the pilots of these provisions into force by issuing a new certificate, do not apply this rule 3.1. and 3.2., the requirements referred to in point. Prime Minister, Health Minister G. Buchanan, traffic Minister, child and Family Affairs Minister a. Baštik of annex 1 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 7 February 2006, regulations No 102 pilot proficiency program

1. the Republic of Latvia and international regulations on pilotage duties relating to maritime safety and marine environmental protection: 1.1 the maritime administration and the Maritime Safety Act; 1.2. The law on ports; 1.3. maritime code; 1.4.1972 of the Convention on international regulations for prevention of collisions at sea (COLREG-72); 1.5. the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea (SOLAS-74); 1.6. the 1966 International Convention on load lines (LL-66); 1.7. the 1973 International Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships and its Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78); the annual Convention for 1.8.1992 Baltic Sea marine environment. 2. the provisions of the port, vessel traffic services and other port authorities and port captain's regulations on maritime safety and port pilotage service district. 3. the pilotage service district boundaries, main roads, the size of ships and the guaranteed depth. Anchorage location and soil characteristics. Offshore location in port equipment, length, and maximum depth to them. Allowed ship size for introduction into port and mooring at individual berths. 4. use the radio pilot services in the district. Global marine accidents and safety system (GMDSS) and the automatic identification system (AIS) for practical use. Maritime safety information notification system. Procedure for the exchange of information on people search and rescue, as well as in the event of an emergency. The international code of signals (ISC) and its use. 5. the navigation features of the performance characteristics and the legend on the map. The names of the guidelines, directions and sectors, safety distance and restraint lines, dangerous obstacles for navigation location, name recognition and the pilotage service district. Pilot card. 6. Air conditions, prevailing winds, currents, its strength and direction, ice conditions characteristic of pilotage service district. 7. import and export of vessels, mooring and attauvošan methods in different circumstances, and the use of tugs sānskrūv schemes of different tonnage vessels. Ship manoeuvring techniques, anchoring and lifting anchor, pietauvojot to reid from barrels and attauvojot them. 8. Ship navigation equipment and technical equipment, their use and limitations of pilotage services in the navigation area. 9. Ship maneuvering characteristics — pace, speed, inertia, conductivity, impact factors bite. The ship's draught and its relation to the sea bottom, trim (3), a .1, the shape of the bodywork, body shape and placement effects on ship handling characteristics. External factors: the currents, wind, swell, sea ice conditions affect the ship's handling characteristics. Minimum allowable depth calculation. 10. the pilotage service district, icebreaker tugs used and other features of the palīgflot technical characteristics and limitations in different manoeuvring situations. 11. The ship's cargo specification, dangerous and polluting cargo reporting procedures, restrictions on ships. 12. Knowledge of English, the International Maritime Organization resolution 918 (22) "the International Maritime Organization standard communication phrases in the sea" in certain communication standard, their use in providing pilotage services. 13. the captain and pilot of a mutual working relationship, conflict resolution procedures. 14. modification of vessels with bucket ladder dredgers and other special meanings. 15. Safety rules for boarding and leaving it to the pilot order and equipment according to the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea (SOLAS-74) 23 of chapter V, the provisions of the International Maritime Organization resolution 889 (21) "pilot transfer equipment" and the International Maritime Organization circular movement of the pilot "568 equipment" and 568/Rev. 1. 16. the nature of Shipping ice conditions, shipping arrangements with the icebreaker convoy, usable signals between ships and icebreaker convoys. 17. Pilotage duties relating to marine casualties and port State control. 18. Boatmasters and other skills that are considered necessary for the area.
Traffic Minister, child and Family Affairs Minister a. Baštik in annex 2 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 7 February 2006, regulations No 102 traffic Minister, child and Family Affairs Minister a. Baštik in annex 3 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 7 February 2006, regulations No 102 traffic Minister, child and Family Affairs Minister a. Baštik in annex 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 7 February 2006, regulations No 102 pilotage skills and restored, no PO box contents of the programme notes English 1 use pilotage services with the prior test for levels 2. Bridge resource use (BRM) 3. Training through the navigation simulator, using port models to start with your model 4. port of Radar training (ARPA) After the short programs 5. human life saving techniques. First aid a critical situation, including resuscitation and hypothermia prevention techniques. Pilot safety (Personal safety) 6. International (the International Maritime Organization and the European Union) and the Republic of Latvia laws on maritime safety, protection of the environment and pilotage services 7. Republic of Latvia and the international marine accident investigation and analysis the statistical overview and highlight incidents associated with the pilots 8. cooperation with the Government and local authorities (such as customs, police, sanitary services) and other responsible authorities 9. Ship navigation equipment , the latest models (for example, electronic card display and information system (ECDIS), coastal systems, global marine and safety system (GMDSS), automatic identification system (AIS), a vessel traffic service (VTS)) traffic Minister, child and Family Affairs Minister a. Baštik in annex 5 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 7 February 2006, regulations No 102 traffic Minister, child and Family Affairs Minister a. Baštik in