Pilot Boarding Arrangements (1)

30th October 2017

Pilot Boarding Arrangements (1)

Initial Report

This article should be read in conjunction with “Pilot Boarding Arrangements (2)

Outline:

CHIRP continues to receive many reports relating to pilot ladder boarding arrangements which are non- compliant with SOLAS. The following is a selection of some theĀ  issues reported.

What the Reporter told us (1):

Manropes were secured to handrails rather than strong points on deck as required by SOLAS. This ship may well be in compliance as built, but looking at the rails I would not be happy for them to be protecting me from plummeting to my death. They were quite bent out of shape.

 

Non-compliant arrangement ā€“ manrope is not secured to a strong point

 

CHIRPĀ Comment:

The correct arrangements, including the critical pointĀ of transfer from the ladder to deck are fully described in the IMPA ā€“ BoardingĀ  ArrangementsĀ  PosterĀ  andĀ  SOLAS V/23Ā  7.1.1.

 

Report Ends.

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