When it comes to pilotladder safety, the question sometimes arises on why we don’t use fall arrestors in the pilotage industry. That is a very legitimate question from a shore-based point of view. However with two independent vertically moving platforms – the ship and the pilot tender – that becomes very dangerous.
In the following clip a windmill service vessel picks up a person from the fixed structure and he is attached to this structure by means of a fall arrestor. Bear in mind, typically windmills are serviced to a very limited waveheight only.