Pilot ladder checklist

26 Nov 2021 / South Australian Ports, Australia

Due to many incidents involving pilot ladders and man ropes in South Australian ports, and to improve pilot safety, from 1 January 2022 Flinders Ports will require visiting vessels and their Masters to take additional precautions, namely:

  • · All Pilot ladders MUST be less than 2 years in age. Pilots and/or visiting port personnel may ask to see pilot ladder construction certificates.
  • · All Man Ropes MUST be made of NATURAL FIBRE such as Manila Rope with dimensions between 28 and 32mm in diameter.
  • · All Masters are to fill in the attached checklist for pilot ladder securing and boarding arrangements prior to their arrival to South Australian ports.

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