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Preparing a Pilot Ladder by vessels crew


published on 6 April 2021 17 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "Bisayang Marino". Originally published on 2021-03-09.
A pilot ladder is a highly specialized form of rope ladder, typically used on board cargo vessels for the purposes of embarking and disembarking pilots.
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Article Pilot Transfer Arrangements

by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published on 2 October 2019

Most pilot embarkations and disembarkations around the world, are still carried out using a traditional pilot ladder, consisting of wooden steps supported and secured by side ropes.

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Article A contempt for pilot safety and total disregard for the contents of the SOLAS Convention.

by Captain Kevin Vallance MNI - published on 4 October 2019

Tuesday, October 1st is the start date of the latest International Maritime Pilot Association's annual Safety Campaign.

Previous campaigns by the association have consistently shown results of pilot ladder deficiencies around the 20% mark.

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Article Origins of the IMPA pilot mark

by Kevin Vallance deep sea pilot and author - published on 24 October 2019

There are many things in both our everyday and professional lives which we take for granted and never question the origins of, an example of this might be the IMPA recommended ‘pilot mark or pilot line’, which is sometimes seen on the side of vessels indicating where a vessels freeboard exceeds 9 metres.

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Video Pilot boat "Perseus" from The Netherlands

published on 8 June 2023

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Video Galveston Pilots boarding Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

published on 8 November 2022

@Royal Caribbean #allureoftheseas being boarded by #GaltexPilots in #galveston for the 1st time ever! this is behind the scenes view from #pilotboattexas. #pilotboat #cruise #cruiseship #cruising #maritimeindustry #goprohero7black #gopro

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Article Mars report: Man overboard while rigging the pilot ladder

by Mars report by Nautical Institute - published on 2 December 2021

Going down the accommodation ladder with neither lifevest nor safety line must have been based on similar, past, successful operations, which may have never been challenged on board. This ‘slippage’ in safety is a pernicious and common phenomenon.

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Article The Story of the #dangerousladders group on Facebook

by Arie Palmers - published on 21 January 2021

The “DangerousLadder” page on facebook is nowadays a very well known community in the maritime world. It is steadily growing towards 3000 members, which will be the next milestone membership-wise.

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Video Pilot Boarding Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia

published on 24 September 2020

Editors Note: Unfortunately this YouTube video - although publicly available - was not authorised by the responsible official bodies. Out of respect for the local organisation, we have decided to stop showing the video link to YouTube here. We ask for your understanding!
Join us as we take a pilot 5 miles out to sea to meet a huge 80,000 ton oil tanker arriving outside Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia!

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Video New pilot boat for Southwest Alaska Pilots Association

published on 8 April 2020

Southwest Alaska Pilots Association’s new Gladding and Hearn built, C Raymond Hunt designed pilot boat disembarks Capt. Ron Ward at Bligh Reef Pilot Station in Prince William Sound, Alaska March 2020

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Video Every Climb is Life or Death - What do maritime pilots do?

published on 20 March 2022

Interesting video by "JeffHK" from Hong Kong about the job of a maritime pilot.

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