USCG issue Safety Alert on handhold arrangements

Herman Broers

This Safety Alert addresses the importance of verifying the correct arrangement of handholds in embarkation gate arrangements aboard merchant vessels. The Coast Guard is currently investigating a casualty involving a fall from a pilot ladder where the handholds in the gate arrangement aboard the vessel terminated without being rigidly secured […]

Dardanelles pilot accident

Herman Broers

Eray Demirkol, one of the Dardanelles Pilots, fell from the pilot ladder into the sea on his way aboard the ship Lord Nelson. Captain Eray Demirkol was reportedly taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. The accident occurred in front of Gallipoli at 19:00 Turkish time. The ship was headed […]