We supply aluminium shore gangways for seagoing vessels.
A gangway ladder is used for covering a long distance between the vessel and port quay. According to amendments to SOLAS Convention ships constructed on or after 1 January 2010 shall be provided with means of embarkation on and disembarkation from ships for use in port, such as gangway and accommodation ladders.
Gangways should always be manufactured to a recognised international standard such as ISO 7061:2015, Shipbuilding – aluminium shore gangways for seagoing vessels.
Where gangways ladders do not comply with such national or international standards, a manufacturer’s load test certificate should always be provided. In all cases the maximum design angle, number of persons, and total weight should be clearly marked and gangway ladders are to be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Side screens or handrails should be provided on both sides, along their entire length, with a minimum height of 1 metre.