Safety and ladder requirements

Safety is the priority when boarding and landing pilots in Falmouth. The ship’s master is asked to work closely with our experienced pilots and pilot boat coxswains to ensure that risks are minimised.

Rig your pilot ladder on the side of the vessel as instructed by the pilot boat coxswain to a height of 1.5 metres above sea level and in accordance with IMO Res A.1045 (27). This requirement will be advised when VHF contact is established.

Ladder Rigging Safety Poster

Be prepared to adjust your speed and alter course to provide a lee if required.