Pilot Ladder Manual (Advanced) 1st Edition 2017
This guide sets out the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. It includes relevant excerpts from IMO regulations and is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and diagrams demonstrating good and bad practice.
Written by Kevin Vallance, Trinity House Licensed Deep Sea Pilot, this detailed publication aims to remind all ship operators and seafarers of the vital importance of adhering to the rules and established procedures when preparing for embarkation and disembarkation of pilots. It covers the general responsibilities of all involved in pilot transfer, pilot ladder construction, securing the pilot ladder, access to the deck, supervision of transfer operations, shipside doors, combination ladders, associated equipment and lighting. Each section is supported by relevant excerpts from IMO regulations together with colour photographs taken by pilots while on operation. The guide provides annotated rigging diagrams as well as the complete text of IMO Resolution A.1045(27) on Pilot Transfer Arrangements.