Pilot ladders are made of hardwood steps, where the last 4 steps are rubber and polypropylene or manila rope. Pilot ladder has spreader steps placed at 5th place from bottom. Pilot ladders are frequently used for boarding and disembarking pilots on cargo and container ships and vessels. The pilot ladder is made according to marine regulations and is available with the IDLR certificate. Available in different lengths.
Embarkation ladders are made of hardwood steps where the last four steps are rubber and polypropylene or manila rope.
- Wooden steps made of Hardwood in one piece, free from knots or irregularities.
- Wooden step width not less than 115 mm and thickness 25 mm. Inner gap between side rope no less than 400 mm.
- Two continuous side ropes of 18 mm dia made of Manila at either side of ladder.
- Side ropes are tied with Manila twine/marline and a wooden or plastic chock (step fixing piece) fitted between both at either side of steps.
- Steps equally spaced at 330+/- 20 mm.
- Last 4 steps made of Rubber and vulnerable to failure on being squeezed between ship’s side and pilot boat.
- Pilot ladders with spreader step having minimum length 180 cm which prevents it from twisting.
- Spreader placed as 5th step from bottom and placed each 8 steps afterwards.
- Wooden steps have grooves which makes anti-slip surface.