Storm laddersStorm ladder
is essentially a ladder with wooden steps. These wooden steps are called ladder rungs. The ship rope ladder is usually lowered along the outer side and serves to climb onto the ship. The correct location of the ladder is at the side of the vessel at the place of embarkation in collective life-saving appliances - lifeboats, liferafts, boats and other floating crafts.
According to SOLAS requirements, the ship ladder are made of hemp rope, which is safer for embarkation or disembarkation. In addition, it is better to hold on to the ropes, otherwise, you might sqeeze your fingers between the ladder rungs and the hull of the ship.
There are the following types of ship rope ladders:
- Pilot ladder;
- Embarkation ladder;