DE 50 to draft guidelines for accommodation ladders

The IMO’s Sub-committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) discussed various proposals for an amendment to the SOLAS regulation on “Means of embarkation”, and associated “Guidelines for construction, maintenance and inspection of accommodation ladders and gangways”.

 

Further, the Sub-committee decided to draft “Guidelines for construction, maintenance and inspection of accommodation ladders and gangways”, which will be issued in a Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Circular and sent to MSC 83 for approval. The guidelines will address construction, installation, rigging arrangements, marking, and maintenance. Further, it will contain a list of items which should be thoroughly examined during surveys of equipment such as steps, platforms, suspension points, structure and other relevant provisions.

 

The circular will be made available in our Weekly NEWS in due course.

 

Contact: Fredrik Larsson