Capt Troy Evans of Auckland, New Zealand recently published a very interesting report on the results of hundreds of load tests of pilot ladders which were rigged in different ways. The testing included rolling hitch lashing, choking shackles, shackles between side ropes, endless slings and deck tongues. On top of […]
From today, for a period of two weeks, the IMPA Safety campaign is on! IMPA Reports:
Danish state pilot organisation Danpilots have issued a report on the condition of pilotladders. This survey was carried out by Capt. Jakob Trolle in 2020. During the survey, a total of 100 pilot ladders were examined reading their age and condition of the ropes and steps. Also the certificates of […]
The following article appeared in AIMPA magazine number 2 about the strength and testing of pilot ladders : There is much more information about pilot ladders in the AIMPA magazine, second issue, if you wish to read more you can download a copy at the bottom of this post.
Capt. Troy Evans of New Zealand pointed out some issues regarding the text on the website about the Trapdoor Arrangement. The following article contains the amended text of the website, including a very clear picture of how a compliant trapdoor arrangement should look like.
The Brasil Pilots have launched an excellent video in 2018 on the safe use of pilot ladders. This Youtube film is 24 minutes long with English subtitles. This contribution was made by Capt. Porthos Lima, Maritime pilot at Rio de Janeiro pilots. Editor’s note: Some footage may contain pilot ladders […]
DanPilot, Denmarks state pilot organization have incorporated the information of Pilotladdersafety.com in their e-learning module for pilots. ” The use of pilot ladders is one of our most critical operations and we want to help increase the focus on what a good pilotladder is and how it should be rigged.” […]
Since the website went live on July 1st 2020, a few updates have been added, mainly as a result of feedback from readers and new photo’s. Today a new version of Pilotladdersafety.com in PDF format is available on the Downloads page. All changes have been clearly marked. If you have […]
Capt. Ewan Rattray suffered a serious injury while boarding a vessel as a Pilot in 2018. He is still working in the ports industry and has decided use his professional knowledge and academic skillset to conduct much needed research into the boarding and landing of pilots. The purpose of this […]
In the latest Members Alert dated August 25th, 2020 the American Club, one of the major P&I clubs in the world, joins the cause for Pilotladder Safety. It is good to see the international attention to the website is growing, also amongst P&I clubs! For more information check out https://www.american-club.com