Boarding problems that have arisen with the advent of large bulk carriers and tankers are discussed. Until recently the main method of taking on a pilot has been by means of accommodation ladders to the main deck, but the increase in freeboard has meant that the usual 10 to 12-m ladders are no longer adequate and personnel are faced with climbing 90 to 100 steps, sometimes carrying a bag of equipment. In order to alleviate the problem the Author suggests some alternative means for boarding large ships and considers new regulations should be implemented.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, G
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Pagination: p. 83
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  • Accession Number: 00308959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM