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Swedish Club: Pilot ladder in poor condition


published on 3 August 2022 184 -

It was a winter morning with calm winds and no swell. The vessel had departed port and was preparing for the pilot to disembark. The Chief Officer had told the bosun to prepare the ladder on the port side. The vessel had discharged all its cargo and was in ballast condition proceeding to the next port for loading. As the vessel had no cargo onboard the freeboard was about 7 meters.

When the bosun had secured the pilot ladder he called the Chief Officer on the radio and told him all was ready for the pilot.

A couple of days before, the safety Officer had done the monthly inspection of the safety equipment and had reported that the pilot ladder was in good, clean condition. The ladder had a four-year old certificate of conformity that was still valid.

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Nasir Khan Saudi Arabia
on 3 August 2022, 18:32 UTC

https://youtu.be/gqebDJ1Z9Xg
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Nasir Khan Saudi Arabia
on 3 August 2022, 18:31 UTC

I believe that safety officer inspected ladder visually instead of close looks.
He just completed the checklist as routine monthly inspection.
Everyone Mr.pilots stay safe

https://youtu.be/gqebDJ1Z9Xg
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