#DangerousLadders on Facebook

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#DangerousLadders on Facebook
About this group

This group is to help spread the campaign to improve the safety of pilot ladders and pilot transfer arrangements.

Every survey says approx. 20% of arrangements are non-compliant. If they're non-compliant, they're not safe so they shouldn't be used!

Let's reduce the 20% by engagement, education and enforcement.
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Article Combinations Ladders: "1,000 combinations around" (by Arie Palmers)

by Arie Palmers, Netherlands - published

Before you, you see my third article on pilot boarding arrangements. After my two previous articles
(‘1000 ways to secure a pilot ladder’ and ‘1000 ladders around’, I have received a lot of feedback and
also questions to get deeper into the matter of combinations and embarkation platforms.

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Article Jacobsen Pilot Service and Los Angeles Pilot Station publish notice to all ships

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Jacobsen Pilot Service and Los Angeles Pilot Station published a notice to all ships to inspect pilot ladders before the pilot boards.

Reason is an incident happened at the port of long beach in July 2020. Pilot ladder rope broke while the pilot was on the ladder - luckily the pilot was able to hold on.

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Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published

There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.

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Article Sandy Hook pilot Dennis Sherwood has died after falling during embarking

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

A pilot of Sandy Hook, Dennis Sherwood fell off a ladder while boarding a ship today at 4:30 a.m. and died of his serious injury in Staten Island hospital.

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Article Pilot injured during embarking in Taiwan. (Video)

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Video: Climbing the pilot ladder, the pilot is hit by Pilot Boat.

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Article MAIB releases report into grounding and recovery of Thea II in Humber Estuary

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UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published grounding and recovery of a container feeder vessel and a tug in the approaches to the Humber Estuary in storm force conditions on 15 December 2018.

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Video Hwalein Marine Pilot got accident while boarding

Another accident was reported on YouTube on Feb. 3rd 2020 by akif pradias.
"This video shown how's hwalein pilot got accident while boarding the vessel, its teach us to be more carefully during pilot transfer..."

We do not put videos of accidents on our website out of voyeurism. We would like to point out that the work of a pilot is always dangerous, especially when embarking and disembarking!

These incidents should be a warning. It can hit anyone out of carelessness.
Dear pilots, please always be mindful and always think of your safety!

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Article AMSA has published the first marine incident annual report

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AMS has released the annual report of marine incidents reported from regulated Australian and foreign flagged vessels in Australian waters. It includes an analysis of reported marine incidents during 2016 to 2019, with a focus on 2019 data.

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Video ARPA Ground & Sea Stabilisation (Speed over ground & through water) |

Found on YouTube. Created by "Banjara Cinema".
M+ releases it's next interactive video on 'ARPA Ground & Sea Stabilisation; an explanation of 'Speed over ground & Speed through water. Use this video for training crew, enhance safety standards & professional knowledge. Stay tuned for our upcoming series on ECDIS competency, Anchor losses, Incidents, PCS & vetting preparations & Human Elements training. These ‘first of it's kind’ learning videos are based on PSC & vetting observations to provide solutions & enhance your professional competency.
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Video Pilot Boat in Kuantan / Malaysia

Found on YouTube. Created by Rockssel.

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