In the latest issue of CHIRP’s Maritime Feedback Issue 66, the relation between Pilot Ladder Safety and the Human Factor, a very good read. The factors Capability, Culture and Local Practices are discussed. As usual the CHIRP is a very good read and the maritime bulletin can be found here.
On December 17th, the German BSU (Bundesstelle für Seeunfalluntersuchung) published a report on the near fatal accident of a Kiel Canal helmsman, while boarding the Dutch flagged vessel MARFAAM. The reports finds that the pilot ladders’s handholds ( stanchions) onboard of the MARFAAM were inadequate, and could only be reached […]