Netherlands Navy to build ladders as per SOLAS / ISO standards

Herman Broers

The Royal Netherlands Navy has announced that it will start to build and test pilot ladders in accordance with SOLAS chV reg 23 and ISO799-1:2019. This is a huge step forward in respect to Maritime Pilots safety and hopefully this example will be followed by navies around the world.

Update December 03rd, 2022: The pilot ladder arrangement of a Korean warship.

Pic: Peter Dann ( via Facebook group #dangerousladders )

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