Incident on 31 January 2020 : A rope of the pilot ladder breaks. Pilot could still reach the vessel

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Incident on 31 January 2020 : A rope of the pilot ladder breaks. Pilot could still reach the vessel
photo by Alexandre Gonçalves da Rocha (source social media)

In Itajai (Brazil) on 31 January 2020 during boarding a rope of the pilot ladder broke. The first pilot still reached the vessel (on the photo he can be seen on the gangway), while the second pilot could no longer use the ladder.

Video of this incident

Container ship MAERSK LETICIA, IMO 9526916, dwt 106043, capacity 7450 TEU, built 2011, flag HK, manager MAERSK LINE A/S.

More pictures of the incident and discussions can be found in the Facebook group "#dangerousladders".
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