Stage Gangway (SG Series Marine Gangway)
As for handrails, use ropes to secure the vessel to the dock, not to keep your operators from falling off the brow. Ship access can be a dangerous thing in volatile conditions; make that access as safe as possible. Our handrails are laser cut from 2” square tube and robotically-welded from continuous pieces to provide structural stability to the gangway and give your operators the very best in fall prevention. To further set the standard, our handrails get powder coated with high visibility orange giving an aesthetic value that will last for years.
Whether you’re searching for a simple barge ramp or a sophisticated boarding gangway that consists of platforms dealing with large tidal swings requiring ships ladders or even A-frame stairs on the barge or ship side, we’ve got the solution for you. One of our regional managers can provide a free site visit to see how we can make your dock safer.
Marine Gangway Options
Upper platforms, lower platforms, trestle ladders, ship’s ladders, and other options are available for added safety and convenience, including:
- Multiple walk surfaces
- Slotted decking to help prevent the accumulation of snow, sleet, and ice
- Bulbous cleats in 1′ or 2′ sizes for improved footing at all angles
- Grounding and lightning elimination
- Lighting fixtures for increased visibility
- Flip plates to ease the transition from the gangway to dock surface or ship deck
- Wind direction and speed indication
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Choose the Correct Walk Surface
The walk surface that you should use will depend largely on the overall operating angles that are needed. Consider the vessel empty at high tide (or the highest elevation) and loaded at low tide (or the lowest elevation). This will help identify the angles.
Operating angles up to 20 Degrees
If you have an operating angle of 20 degrees or less, you don’t need to have cleats for extra traction and you can choose between diamond tread (often preferred in residential or light commercial usage), or our stamped aggressive tread (preferred in industrial and heavy commercial usage).
Operating angles up to 30 degrees
If you have an operating angle between 20 and 30 degrees, you can still use a flat ramp style walk surface, but you’ll need to add cleats for extra traction. Cleats are simply extra pieces of material on the gangway that provide additional traction as you walk up and down; you can still choose between diamond tread and stamped aggressive tread if you have cleats.
Operating angles up to 45 degrees
For operating angles up to 45 degrees, you can use our custom extruded curved tread. This isn’t your everyday fabricated material that starts life as a roll of thin metal and gets bent to form a “V” or “C” shape…this is heavy-duty. Our curved tread design is much like the rung of a ladder, where the slip-resistance is provided not by paint, but by the material itself. The tread has integrated peaks and valleys that a part of the form, providing years of trustworthy performance, and allowing operators to get on and off the vessels with even the greatest operating angles safely by providing a natural foothold in any angle.
|10 ft stage gangway with stamped aggressive tread walk surface
|12 ft stage gangway with stamped aggressive tread walk surface
|14 ft stage gangway with stamped aggressive tread walk surface
|16 ft stage gangway with stamped aggressive tread walk surface
|18 ft stage gangway with stamped aggressive tread walk surface
|20 ft stage gangway with stamped aggressive tread walk surface