Pilot ladders aren't the only way we board or disembark ships. This morning in Southampton a ship from a reputable operator and management company provided me with this gangway arrangement to disembark. Both the duty officer and Chief Officer, advised me that this was safe access!
Hi , many thanks for the photo's, you are absolutely correct to highlight this problem. The Master is required to provide safe means of access to the vessel at all times. Since you were in Southampton maybe one which could easily have been raised with the MCA. Like all #dangeousladders if its unsafe don't use it !!