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published on 25 May 2021 754 -

George Hammond PLC
Dover, United Kingdom

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Recently Capt. Troy Evans did a research into the breaking strength of various securing methods. To quantify the problem of unsafe practices, now is time to have a survey into the number of the various securing methods used worldwide.

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published on 29 August 2020

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published on 25 February 2021

Boarding a vessel at sea is no simple task. This video provides detailed instructions and demonstrations about safe boarding of vessels.

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by Arie Palmers - published on 16 March 2022

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published on 30 June 2022

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Video Loodswezen Polaris - Video made with drone.

published on 10 November 2020

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Video Pilot boat boarding in Sicily

published on 2 November 2020

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Video Tug Girding

published on 30 November 2020

Between 2005 and 2018, the TSB received reports of 26 girding situations resulting in 21 capsizings. Girding occurs when a vessel is pulled broadside by a towline force and is unable to manoeuver out of this position. The TSB created this video to illustrate the factors leading to girding and the recovery methods.
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Video Delaware River Pilots - 2013

published on 26 May 2020

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Video Pilot Ladder on Ships- Correct rigging procedure 2020

published on 8 January 2021

Correct method of rigging pilot ladder explained.
As explained, a large number of reports related to the use of pilot ladders which are too long relative to the vessel’s draughts. As a result, the excessively long ladders require shortening up before being deployed for boarding pilots. In these cases, ship crew shortens the pilot ladders, using D-shackles to choke the side ropes at the required height along the ladder’s length. In this method, the D-shackle is first secured to a hard point...

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