The French Maritime Pilots Association today launched a very impressive and usefull instruction video on the safe and correct use of pilot ladder arrangements. Many thanks to the French pilots for this contribution to pilot ladder safety!
It is not often that this blog is used to show bad practice, however in this case some pictures tell a whole story. Ship is compliant by design for rigging a combination. How about the operator(s)? The recessed supporting points are not used for securing the ladder at 1,5 meters […]
After one year online, the website pilotladdersafety.com has attracted nearly 200.000 page visits. In this time, a lot of interaction has been achieved with ship crews, shipowners, P and I clubs, classification societies and manufacturers of pilot ladders. The PDF hardcopy of the website reflects what has been achieved by […]
During the last year, on many occasions I came to the conclusion that training is of vital importance in order to increase the awareness on the safe use of pilot ladders. This website was primarily meant as a reference for mariners, pilots and ship operators. This website can now be […]