USCG issues Guidance on Pilot Ladder approval in line with ISO 799-1:2019

Herman Broers

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) has published a policy letter on the approval of pilot ladders and embarkation ladders.

CG-ENG Policy Letter No. 01-21 provides equipment manufacturers guidance to seek approval of pilot ladders and embarkation ladders that meet ISO 799-1:2019 or ISO 5489:2008, respectively.

In addition to harmonizing approval of pilot ladders and embarkation ladders with updated international standards, the policy letter provides updated guidance on embarking and disembarking of pilots.

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