Pilot falls into water after ladder rope breaks
It was a winter morning with calm winds and no swell. The vessel had departed port and was preparing for the pilot to disembark. The Chief Officer had told the bosun to prepare the ladder on the port side. The vessel had discharged all its cargo and was in ballast condition proceeding to the next port for loading. As the vessel had no cargo onboard the freeboard was about 7 meters.
When the bosun had secured the pilot ladder he called the Chief Officer on the radio and told him all was ready for the pilot.
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