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Update: "Pilot Ladder Safety" by Herman Broers (07-2021)


by Herman Broers - published on 6 July 2021 106 -

Foreword

During my work as a maritime pilot, many times I encounter badly rigged pilot ladders which do not comply with regulations, guidelines or common-sense seamanship. Looking into this, I discovered there are many things a captain, an officer, or even a bosun, AB or OS has to keep in mind when rigging the ladder. The usability of the documentation in place regarding this matter is not very good. Furthermore, what can be found online are tales of colleagues showing the accidents, the mishaps and the errors they see on a daily basis.

Pilot ladder safety is about a critical operation. For many critical operations onboard there are procedures in place. For the rigging and the use of pilot ladders, often there is nothing in place.

The website pilotladdersafety.com is meant to show the right way to rig and use of the pilot ladder. This document is a hardcopy of the website, and will be updated regularly, as the website changes and improves all the time. Check on the website on a regular basis to check for the latest content. Any changes will be communicated by means of a newsletter on a regular basis. If you want to stay up to date all the time, sign up for the newsletter via the website.

If you have feedback or comments about the website or this document, do not hesitate to contact me via info@pilotladdersafety.com Since the start of the website in July 2020, nearly 200.000 visitors found the website pilotladdersafety.com. This version contains the latest updates of the website until July 1st, 2021.

Rotterdam, July 2021
Herman Broers


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All information on this document and website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. Pilotladdersafety.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. We will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of this document / website.

© Copyright Herman Broers, 2020-2021
This Document can be distributed freely for information- and training purposes. Reproduction for commercial- or any other reasons is not allowed unless permitted by the author.

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