Pilot Ladders

Chairman’s Report December 2013: Don Cockrill



Transition into the winter has already given many of us some severe weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Illegal Boarding Arrangement


STOP! DO NOT USE THIS FOR BOARDING Read the rest of this entry »

Pilot Ladders Update

Further to last quarter’s report on London pilot Jon Stafford’s fall from a pilot ladder there is very good news from the IMO in the form of Resolution A1045 which was formally adopted on 30th November last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Pilot Ladders: An Old Rust Bucket?



No. This is the USS Howard,s Pilot ladder!

Recently, the Los Angeles Jacobsen pilot assigned to the USS Howard, a guided missile destroyer stationed in San Diego, experienced the surprise of his life. Read the rest of this entry »

Pilot Overboard


Every pilot’s nightmare is to fall off the ladder whilst boarding and although such incidents are fortunately very rare, tragically  pilot ladder falls result in 1 -2  deaths per year worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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