In ships, gangways are mainly used by passengers or crew to enter or exit the ship and are sometimes also used for loading and unloading cargo.
Accommodation ladders on board ships is one of the most important equipment. Learn about the requirements, operations and maintenance of accommodation ladder inside the article.
DNV GL published the first industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway. DNVGL-ST-0358 will contribute in documenting and securing safe operational performance of offshore gangway solutions and contribute to predictability and transparency within the industry.
Many serious injuries (or deaths) are caused by falls from gangways or embarkation ladders. Vessel risk assessors frequently see gangways that are badly rigged or otherwise in a poor condition and witness dangerous working practices.
When the vessel left port the accommodation ladder was left un-stowed in the horizontal position, hanging from the hoist wire, while crew were busy with departure tasks. Once away from berth, deck crew started the procedures for stowing the accommodation ladder in its seagoing position. Suddenly the hoist wire broke, letting the shore-end of the ladder fall. The ladder was […]
Once the ship was away from berth, deck crew started the procedures for stowing the accommodation ladder in its seagoing position. Suddenly the hoist wire broke, letting the shore-end of the ladder fall.
A crewman gets caught between the gangway and the ship’s rail while lifting the gangway on the deck via the deck crane. His upper body was crushed; first aid was applied and he was quickly evacuated to hospital.