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Pilot Ladder Promo Launch by KARCO


published on 18 June 2021 356

Found on YouTube. Created by "KARCO". Originally published on 2021-06-16.
Pilot Ladder Use-A Persisting Challenge.

A unique 3D video endeavoring to raise the awareness of the seafarers about a very important, critical, and essential piece of equipment on board. Basic in design, but high on purpose, the mistakes incorrect handling of this equipment continue to result in Near Miss, Incidents and accidents.

This video graphically communicates the following key elements of the Pilot boarding operation effectively.

• Apprehensions of a Pilot when approaching the pilot ladder for boarding.
• The statutory IMO regulations for a Pilot Ladder.
• Enhancing the awareness of the important dimensional requirements of the Pilot ladder.
• The correct way of rigging a pilot ladder and combination ladder.
• The common mistakes that are committed when rigging the pilot ladder.
• The implications of an accident involving a pilot ladder.
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