6 Continued proficiency
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6 Continued proficiency

  6.1 In order to ensure the continued proficiency of pilots and updating of their knowledge, the competent pilotage authority should satisfy itself, at regular intervals not exceeding five years, that all pilots under its jurisdiction:

  • .1 continue to possess recent navigational knowledge of the local area to which the certificate of licence applies;

  • .2 continue to meet the medical fitness standards of paragraph 4 above; and

  • .3 possess knowledge of the current international, national and local laws, regulations and other requirements and provisions relevant to the pilotage area and the pilots’ duties.

  6.2 Possession of knowledge required by subparagraphs 6.1.1 and 6.1.3 may be proved by an appropriate method such as personal service records, completion of continuing professional development courses or by an examination.

  6.3 Where a pilot in cases of absence from duty, for whatever reason, is lacking recent experience in the pilotage area, the competent pilotage authority should satisfy itself that the pilot regains familiarity with the area on his or her return to duty.

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