Fall arrestors or not, here’s why not.

Herman Broers

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.

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