Blunt edge technology

Herman Broers

It is no secret that sharp deck edge of a ship will cause damage to the pilotladder and that is a dangerous and costly thing. Recently Capt. Arie Palmers came across a ship where the sharp deck edge had been covered by a rounded plate. A very simple, cost effective solution for a big problem. Another good practice example of pilot ladder safety.

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A comparison: Manila Rope vs. Sisal Rope for Pilotladder Ropes

Introduction When it comes to producing pilotladder ropes, selecting the right material is crucial to ensure strength, durability, and safety. The most popular choice is Manila rope, which is also prescribed for use in ISO 799:2019. There are also pilotladders made from sisal rope on the market, which obviously does […]