New Website PilotladderSafety.com

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

New Website PilotladderSafety.com
Recently, Herman Broers launched the website PilotladderSafety.com.

This website’s goal is to increase pilot ladder safety by showing good practice examples regarding the rigging and use of pilot ladder arrangements . Do it right the first time!

Directly to the website: www.PilotladderSafety.com

Every day around the world, maritime pilots board and disembark ships using pilot ladder arrangements. When the pilotladder is not used properly, a routine procedure can turn into a critical hazard . Unfortunately we still see a lot of accidents resulting from badly prepared pilot ladders.

Let us use the power of internet to make things better, from a positive point of view. Sharing good practice examples, sharing how it’s done right, the first time .

Every contribution to this website is welcome. If you want more information regarding this initiative, send him a direct message or contact him via info@pilotladdersafety.com.

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The #DangerousLadders campaign is a global initiative to improve the safety of pilot transfer arrangements and in particular the safe rigging of pilot ladders. As part of this campaign, Fidra Films have developed a series of informational and educational films to illustrate the dangers and also best practice.

Generously funded by the sponsors below, all of whom have an interest in the safety of maritime pilots, the series aims to reduce the incidence of non-compliant ladder arrangements, something that pilots face every day of their working lives.

Anyone with an interest in the subject of pilot transfer safety should join the #DangerousLadders Facebook group, where there is continual discussion and educational advice from the global pilotage community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/83176...

The development, production and distribution of this series is generously sponsored by:
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With support from the pilots at ABP Southampton and a vessel location supplied by Tarmac.

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REMARK:
Thanks for serious comments. We only show the incident objectively and we do not allow ourselves to make a quick judgement about what happened.
This is a terrible accident, especially for the involved crews on ships and cranes, the captain and the pilot. Please have respect for the people! We will have to wait for the investigation and will continue to report on it.
Nobody wants to experience such an accident themselves.