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Lessons learned: Failure of outboard side combination railing


published on 17 February 2022 168 -

Original article by SAFETY4SEA (link below)

According to the International Maritime Pilots Association (IMPA), the ship “Grand Radiant” suffered an incident where the accommodation ladder entire outboard side railing fell away due to a pin becoming loose.

The incident

The PSC surveyors reported that the ladder is one of four 54 step ladders covered by NKK certificates issued to the manufacturing company Jiangsu Ouya Marien Outfitting.

At the top of the ladder, the collapsible handrail on each side is connected to an upright stanchion on the top platform by a short length of curved handrail, which is located by means of a drop nose pin at each end.

All axial loading applied to the handrail is transferred through the pins to the stanchion.

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