Maritime Safety Awareness Bulletin issue 4—working over the side
Read about 'working over the side' in this issue.
1 September 2016
Shipboard tasks such as mooring/unmooring, surveys, cleaning, maintenance and rigging (e.g. an accommodation ladder or pilot ladder) may require seafarers and other persons to work or access over the side of the ship. Working over the side is a high risk operation and must be treated accordingly.
29 September 2021