Pilot ladder accidents and incidents are more common than we would like to think. Pilots and other personnel using these ladders are exposed to falling in the water or onto the deck of the pilot boat, with the attending consequences.

A scary video of a ship pilot falling into the water while boarding a vessel was posted online by the community Humans at Sea. The shocking footage show some harsh reality regarding safety of life at sea and poor situational awareness of crew members.

Shocking Footage: Pilot ladder accident

There are no details provided about the incident or the place it took place.

In the second part of the video a Russian-speaking crewmember yells to his colleagues “Man Overboard”.