Maritime Pilots perform a vital and often dangerous job getting ships safely into ports all over the world. They are required to board large vessels in all kinds of conditions, via a Pilot Ladder suspended down the side of the ship. A Pilot launch comes alongside on the lee side of the ship and the Pilot is required to step safely from the launch onto the ladder and climb to the ship’s deck.
In the mid 1990’s Serpent & Dove—Applied Magnetics came up with the Pilot Ladder Magnet to safely and easily secure the ladder to the ship’s hull so that the ascending or descending Pilot was assured that the ladder would not move during this often dangerous transit.
Some iterations later—and now lighter, stronger and easier to deploy, Serpent & Dove’s Yellow Mag ll carries an International Patent and continues to be used in thousands of applications world-wide, ensuring confidence and safety for Pilots boarding ships on the high seas.
Each Yellow Mag ll is load tested to at least 450 Kgs breakaway to accord with a Lloyds Factual Statement of Observation.