Maersk guidance on trapdoor arrangements

Herman Broers

This week, Maersk has issued guidance notes on the correct use and layout of trapdoor pilot ladder arrangements. Hopefully all non compliant and dangerous arrangements of this kind will be replaced soon. A great amount of effort in achieving this has been done by various maritime pilots around the world. Thank you for your efforts in making pilot ladders safer every day!

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