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22.214.171.124 SAFE ACCESS TO THE VESSELGangways and accommodation ladders should
Particular attention should be paid to maintaining proper and safe rigging
of the accommodation ladder when in tidal ports. The same applies if the accommodation
ladder needs to be shifted due to cargo operations.
Pilot ladders and lifts should be rigged in accordance with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) Regulations or equivalent standards.
There must be sufficient lighting of the entire area during the hours of darkness.
If access to the vessel is over the vessel’s ramps, precautions have to be taken in accordance with the layout of the vessel and the ramp to prevent anyone falling over the ramp.