Handholds or Stanchions?

Herman Broers

Getting on and off a pilot ladder safely requires the right setup of handholds or handhold-stanchions. The regulations and guidelines regarding these items are very clear about which type of handholds should be used. Also, the technical particulars are well defined in IMO Guidelines 1045(27).

In practice however, a lot of ships are non compliant by design. For this reason, a new page has been added to the website, to highlight good practice in the use of handholds and stanchions.

Check out: https://pilotladdersafety.com/handholds-and-stanchions/

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