Is your point strong enough?

Herman Broers

The issue of the proper securing of a pilot ladder is one of the main topics of the website Using a designated strong point on deck is always the best possible way to go. Given the fact that the combined sideropes have a SWL of 9,6 tonnes, these strong points should be tested to at least 5 tonnes, when two are in use. It is clear, from the designated marking in the below picture, and from the condition of the setup, that is is a “non compliant” strongpoint.

In other words: it is sometimes wise to ask yourself: “How strong is my strongpoint?

Source: Capt Mark van Stein
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