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Pilot Ladder Management

Pilot Ladder Management

We’ll take care of it

In addition to Pilot Ladder training Fathom Safety can also offer a pilot ladder management service to take the stress out of pilot ladder provision and maintenance. Join a growing list of premier shipping companies that entrust Fathom Safety with their fleet’s pilot ladders from provision to maintenance and replacement. In partnership with PTR Holland Group, we can cover every aspect of pilot ladder safety.

Our cutting edge pilot ladder management software keeps track of each ladder, it’s age, usage level, maintenance, inspections and we proactively manage the replacement of ladders to ensure every vessel has 3 compliant pilot ladders at all times.

Prior to taking over a vessels pilot ladders we remotely audit each vessels pilot transfer arrangements to ensure compliant pilot ladder arrangements can be rigged and provide the ship management company with a list of minor, major and essential changes that are required and store the full audit on our monitoring software.

All of this combined with a 24 hour expert hotline providing assistance with pilot transfer issues to prevent costly delays.

Our service is already saving companies thousands of dollars in ladder provision and prevented multiple delays.



What’s included in the package

This service not only increases pilot safety but also eradicates unnecessary delays, costs and reputational damage that are caused by non-compliant pilot transfer arrangements.

  • A high quality, industry leading pilot ladder for your ship, fully certified and up to date.
  • Replacement ladder when needed to ensure vessel is always PTA compliant.
  • Training and certification of crew, officers, masters and staff ashore through our online training portal.
  • Remote audit of current PT Arrangements onboard your vessel.
  • 24hr assistance to vessels refused entry to port due to PTA issues.
  • Worldwide in person expert assistance in the event of a pilot ladder transfer incident.

Our Partners

Who we work with

We’re proud to partner with leading companies inside and outside our industry to help bring our service to a wider audience.

European Union Regional Development Fund
Lundqvist Rederierna
PTR Holland BV
Nelson City Council
Flex LNG
Peterhead Port Authority
Belfast Harbour
Sperry Marine
Northrop Grumman