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PILOT LADDER
Pilot Ladder & Embarkation Ladder

Manual
2008

No.2 1

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PILOT LADDER & EMBARKATION LADDER General Information The Pilot ladder designed to for embarking or disembarking of pilots. It made of hardwood (hornbeam) steps made in one piece, free of knots. The four lowest steps are made of rubber. The length of the ladder is maximum 9 meters. Side ropes are made of manila rope in diameter 18 mm.

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Regular Checks and Maintenance The ladder must be check regularly in every month. Special attention should be paid to the plastic stoppers and seizing. Checking of seizing and steps must be done by hand, if there is damaged step and loosed seizing. Loosed seizing must be tightened and damaged steps must be replaced with spare ones, according to the replacement instruction. Maximum two replacement steps are is allowed. Pilot ladder should have no more than two replacement steps. Any steps so secured should be replaced as soon as reasonably practicable by steps secured in position by the method used in the original construction of the pilot ladder.

Be sure that the steps are parallel and seizing is tight.

Do not paint the steps.


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Coatings on the Steps Wood steps are already treated with water-repellent wood preservative therefore no need to apply additional protective coating.

Every two years reapply the coating. Use waterborne base coat only. It can be applied by brush. Prevent to make coating layer on steps.
Replacement Method of Damaged Steps 2 spare steps and 8 plastic stoppers are provided together with pilot ladder. Keep the spares in secure place on board.

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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING OF PILOTS

1. Contact pilot boat via voice radio approximately 30 minutes prior to arrival for desired lee. 2. The ladder must be kept clean and used solely for embarking and disembarking pilots.

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3. Rigging of the ladder, along with embarking and disembarking pilot, must be under supervision of a licensed officer. 4. The pilot boats have their own lights to illuminate the pilot ladder, but a standby light should be ready for an emergency at night. 5. The area of the deck where the pilot boards and leaves must be well lighted and the area must be clear of all obstacles to insure a safe passage for the pilot. 7. NO TAG LINES, PULL-UP ROPES, OR TRAILING LINES MAY BE ATTACHED TO THE LOWER ENDS OF THE LADDER. 8. Ladders must be rigged well clear of discharge and water outlets and at a place near mid-ship which affords the best lee for the pilot. At no time should the ladder be rigged near the stern of the vessel. 9. A means must be provided to allow the pilot to pass safely onto the ship's deck. Where portable stanchions and bulwark steps are used for this, the portable stanchions must be rigidly attached to the ship's structure and not the steps. The bulwark steps must also be securely fastened.
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10. The ladder must be in good condition. The treads must remain horizontal when used and the upper surface must have a rough non-skid quality. 11. Manropes approximately 3" manila in circumference, a heaving line and a ring buoy with a self-igniting light must be provided.

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ACCOMMODATION LADDERS FOR EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING OF PILOTS

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1. All vessels where the distance from sea level to the point of access of the ship exceeds nine meters (30 feet) at any time should carry on each side an accommodation ladder. The ladder is to be so sited that when in use the lower end of the ladder shall rest firmly against the ship's side under all conditions of roll and heel, clear of all discharges, and within the parallel length of the ship. 2. A conventional pilot ladder should be rigged just aft of the lower platform of the accommodation ladder. The pilot ladder should be secured firmly to the lower platform to allow access between the pilot ladder and accommodation ladder. The pilot ladder should extend at least two meters (6 feet) above the lower platform of the accommodation ladder. Manropes to be provided and rigged alongside the pilot ladder.

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Manufacturer Fenerci Denizcilik Eitim D Ticaret Ltd. ti. Yayla Mah. Hrriyet Cad. No. 29-a Tuzla/Istanbul-Turkey Tel:0(216) 4930741 Web:www.fenerci.com e-mail: fenerci@turkishmaritime.com Date: 07/2008

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Fenerci Denizcilik Eitim D Ticaret Ltd. ti. 34940 Tuzla/Istanbul-Turkey Tel:0(216) 4474428 Web:www.fenerci.com e-mail: fenerci@turkishmaritime.com

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