SOLAS Pilot Ladders With Aluminium Steps
SOLAS Pilot Ladders Introduction
An embarkation ladder, often also referred to as a pilot ladder, is a special type of rope ladder used most commonly on cargo vessels. Cargo vessels require embarkation ladders so that expert ship handlers, known as pilots, can move between their small, high-speed pilot ship and the cargo vessel.
SOLAS pilot ladder construction
Bottom 4 rubber steps: made of resilient synthetic raw material or rubber.
Aluminium Steps: the width of step is no less than 115mm, and thickness no less than 35mm
Ropes: should be mold-resistant manila or heat-treated polyester rope with polypropylene core and should not be covered. Ropes shall be of a diameter which is no less than 57mm in circumference, and have a braking strength more than 24KN.
Spreader : shall have the same specifications as normal steps, but length of spreader shall not be less than 1.8 meters.
Fastening Hardware: for rope and steps must be corrosion resistant, or made of similar material treated corrosion resistance.
SOLAS pilot ladder Parameter
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