HC Deb 10 July 1923 vol 166 cc1143-4
12. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the sea ladders provided on board certain merchant vessels for the shipping and landing of pilots are inefficient and dangerous; and whether he will give instructions to the Board of Trade inspectors to examine these ladders at the same time as they examine the life-saving appliances in merchant vessels?


Complaints have been received as to the condition of the sea ladders used on merchant ships, and inquiry shows that in some cases these are not satisfactory. The Board's surveyors are now looking at the sea ladders as part of the inspection of the life-saving appliances of ships, and the matter will be followed up.