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8/22/2018: Marine Safety Alert 14-18, Gangways and ladders

The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued a marine safety alert following the death of a vessel pilot who died while boarding a vessel when its gangway separated from the vessel, causing two persons to fall into the water. Although the investigation is still underway and additional facts are being gathered, this marine safety alert is intended to remind mariners that shipboard equipment that seems quite benign can quickly become a hazard to persons boarding and departing a vessel.

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