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Pilot Ladders & Embarkation Ladders

Posted by Nicky Smol on February 1, 2022 in Other news

Pilot & Embarkation ladder

Pilot Ladders & Embarkation Ladders. The pilot ladder and the embarkation ladder are both mandatory marine safety equipment on vessels. However, there are some differences between these two ladders.


Pilot Ladders

The pilot and crew use a pilot ladder to get them out of the vessel. They use the ladder in normal situations. Pilot ladders have a spreader, which is different from the embarkation ladder. This spreader makes sure the ladder remains stable. It prevents the ladder from twisting. Moreover, the steps of the ladder are made of wood. Except for the lower 4 steps, which are made of rubber. The lower steps are often being squeezed between the ship’s side and the pilot boat. Therefore rubber is better suitable.

More about IMO pilot ladder regulations.


Pilot Ladder by T-ISS












Embarkation Ladders

During emergency situations, the crew uses embarkation ladders. The crew then climbs down the ladder into a liferaft or rescue boat. Embarkation ladders need to be on every ship for a possible emergency. This ladder is extending from the deck to the waterline. You can find the embarkation ladders at embarkation stations on a vessel.

Embarkation Ladder












Magnetic ladder locker

A Magnetic ladder locker keeps a ladder in place. It creates a safer environment for staff and harbor pilots. The T-ISS Magnet ladder locker provides safely removable anchor points for the ladder on the ship’s side. The magnets are lightweight for easy handling, yet immensely strong. They provide more than 500 KG of lift & pull ratings. The Magnet ladder locker is powder coated in bright orange for high visibility. Also, it is made specifically to withstand the marine environment. The locker has no internal moving parts or entry points for seawater.

The release handle enables the crew to remove the magnet from the hull easily. You don’t need excessive force. All T-ISS Magnet ladder lockers come in a sturdy wooden storage box. Furthermore, they come with an IMO-type instruction poster, Storage Location sign, and tightening belts.


Pilot Ladders & Embarkation Ladders - Magnet Ladder Locker












Pneumatic Ladder locker

The Pneumatic ladder locker secures the bottom of the accommodation ladder or gangway to the ship’s side. The locker works with a vacuum pressure supplied from your deck air supply. The locker increases safety on high free board vessels.

The Pneumatic ladder locker comes in a sturdy storage box. It als comes with IMO type storage sign and instruction poster. The pneumatic ladder locker also includes an air hose connection as a tightening belt. A compressor with a minimum of 1 HP is powerful enough to supply this system.


Pneumatic Ladder Locker












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