Pilot Ladder Manual - Basic
This pocket guide provides an overview of the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. The text is supported by explanatory photographs and diagrams which demonstrate good and bad practice.
This publication covers topics such as risk assessment, PPE and maintenance and storage of equipment. It explains the technical details of carrying out pilot transfer operations and includes important safety observations and comments. Guidance on rigging a pilot ladder/combination ladder is illustrated by annotated rigging diagrams. The book also includes an onboard checklist that covers rigging a safe transfer arrangement, transferring a pilot to and from the ship and post operations.
1.1 Pilot Transfer Rules and Regulations
1.2 Risk Assessment
2.1 Pilot Ladders
2.2 Combinations and Accommodation Ladders
2.3 Shipside Doors
3.1 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
3.2 Man ropes
3.3 Lifebuoys and Self-igniting Lights
3.4 Lighting, Heaving Lines and Retrieval Lines
4.1 Consequences of Incorrect Rigging
4.2 Guidance on Maintenance and Storage
4.3 Supervision and the Transfer Process
4.4 Safe Deck Access
5.1 Rigging a Safe Transfer Arrangement
5.2 Transferring a Pilot to and from the Ship
5.3 Post Operations
Witherbys titles are developed using scripts developed by technical experts that are peer reviewed within work groups. Typically, they seek to improve understanding of the regulations, recommendations and guidelines issued by Industry.
Captain Kevin Vallance
Captain Kevin Vallance has held the role of Master with South Coast Shipping Co and in 2006, became a Trinity House Licensed Deep Sea Pilot. He was elected to the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association Technical and Training Committee and represented them at a variety of safety meetings during his 5 year tenure. In 2020, he was awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for his services to maritime safety.
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- June 2017
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 180 mm
- Book Width:
- 120 mm
- 0.1 kg
Witherby Publishing Group and Captain Kevin Vallance