Pilot Ladder

Karco 1 hour and 5 minutes

Pilots come onboard ships to assist the Master navigate a ship in the most efficient and safe manner in the specific area and ensure safe arrivals and departures from ports. Pilot boarding is hence considered a crucial operation. Various factors affect this operation deeming whether it will be successful or result in a casualty or disaster. International rules and regulations have stipulated the requirements for pilot boarding arrangements in order to ensure successful pilotage operations and reduce the risk to life.

Upon completion of this course, the candidate will understand and gain knowledge on the requirements for pilot boarding arrangements and how to carry out such an operation safely.

The learning objectives of this course will include;
- Understanding the importance of proper procedure for pilot boarding.
- Gain knowledge of the international requirements with regards to the pilot ladder.
- Understand the common mistakes made during the rigging of the pilot ladder.

Note: All the content within this course is developed by Seably apart from the Video which is kindly provided by KARCO.

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KARCO are Pioneers in 3D animated marine safety videos through which they offer a unique and effective learning system to already over 250 companies worldwide. The Karco courses are developed in response to the real-time needs of our customers globally. The content for all the videos is being provided by clients operating hundreds of vessels, with decades of experience behind them. This ensures that the content reflects true operational and shipboard requirements.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  5. Intended for: This course is intended for all seafarers regardless of rank taking part in pilot boarding operations.
  6. Reference: SOLAS, Consolidated Edition 2020, IMO Resolution A.1108(29), IMO Resolution A.1045(27),