A high quality pilot ladder starts its life at a high quality manufacturer. Evidence of the authenticity of the ladder, as well as the standards it is manufactured to, can be found on the ladder itself, as well as on the documentation that comes with it. All documents must be […]
Source: Chesapeake Bay magazine, November 16, 2020 For Bay Pilots, Getting to the Top Isn’t Easy story & photos by Bill Band It was just a routine trip up the Bay. At 19:30 I had boarded the Polish-flagged bulk carrier at the Chesapeake Bay entrance, and nine hours later I […]
Capt. Ewan Rattray suffered a serious injury while boarding a vessel as a Pilot in 2018. He is still working in the ports industry and has decided use his professional knowledge and academic skillset to conduct much needed research into the boarding and landing of pilots. The purpose of this […]
In the latest Members Alert dated August 25th, 2020 the American Club, one of the major P&I clubs in the world, joins the cause for Pilotladder Safety. It is good to see the international attention to the website is growing, also amongst P&I clubs! For more information check out https://www.american-club.com
Another good practice example: a simple poster at the pilot ladder station on how to DO IT RIGHT , THE FIRST TIME . Thanks to the MAGLEBY MAERSK
Recently, Schelde Pilot Arie Palmers wrote an article on the information displayed on the REQUIRED BOARDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR PILOT -poster, also known as: ” The wheelhouse poster” : Goodmorning! recently I finished a small article on the well known ‘pilot ladder poster’. We all know there are different errors in […]
Recently, after boarding a ship, I discussed the pilot ladder’s layout with the master, showing him the new website at the same time. At that point he told me there was only limited internet access onboard, so he would be very interested in an offline copy of the website to […]
Pilot Boarding is a critical operational and the most frequent operation on Container Ships. The ship is well prepared to embark or disembark the Harbour Pilot’s safely In accordance with SOLAS Regulation V/23 & IMO Resolution A.1045(27)
On Tuesday, a South African marine pilot narrowly escaped injury after a rope ladder broke while he was disembarking the ship in Durban’s harbor.
The American Pilots’ Association has written state pilotage authorities calling them to take action on the use of dangerous “trapdoor” pilot-access arrangements.