Captain Kevin Vallance

Captain Kevin Vallance MNI is a licensed deep sea pilot and the author of the Pilot Ladder Manual, published by the Witherby Publishing Group. 


Common Pitfalls for Pilot Transfer Arrangements

By Captain Kevin Vallance 2019-05-17 21:22:28

Pilot ladders are the most effective way for most marine pilots to embark and disembark at sea, provided the regulations are complied with and risks are properly assessed. Unfortunately there continue to be tragic accidents with loss of life.  To enable ships' crews to properly and safely rig a pilot ladder, it is important that the vessel is properly designed and built with pilot transfer arrangements given the consideration they deserve. All too frequently...

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