Under The Merchant Shipping (Means of Access) Regulations, what are the master's obligations with respect to portable ladders and rope ladders?

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To ensure that:

 (1) a portable ladder is only used for access to the ship where no safer means of access is reasonably practicable; (2) a rope ladder is used only for access between a ship with high freeboard and a ship with low freeboard or between a ship and boat if no safer means of access is reasonably practicable; (3) any rope ladder used for access to a ship complies with the specifications in the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen and SOLAS regulation V/23 and Annex 21 to the MCA's SOLAS V 2002 publication.

 

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