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The pilot ladder shouldn’t be a killing ladder!


by SAFETY4SEA - published on 11 February 2022 418 -

Picture by ICS on SAFETY4SEA 

The safety of pilot boarding and disembarkation is a major headache for the shipping industry. Every year, many pilots are injured or died due to old (worn-out) or improperly rigged pilot ladder facilities, and/or the process of placing the pilot ladder results in injuries to the crew, notes Capt.Zhao Qingwei, Marine Safety Manager at DASIN SHIPPING PTE LTD.

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