Barge access gangways aren’t your typical walkways that simply span a gap like on shore where there isn’t any movement. A ship gangway, sometimes referred to as a brow or ladder, must provide safe access to and from ships or barges that are moving in and out, up and down, back and forth, all potentially at the same time. These characteristics at the site application must be considered to allow for multiple planes of rotation during the gangway’s operation, which means, it’s not always such an easy thing to do. A simple aluminum gangway certainly can be stored on the dock or deck of the ship, and have a dock roller allowing ship movement, but it’s not always the case where a simple brow is the best answer. In some cases, a fixed platform and gangway provides the safest ship access. Either way, SafeRack’s MarinaStep barge and ship access gangways have the solution you need to do it safely. Check out one of the brow types below for more information, or call us to get one-on-once consultation to talk about your needs and to see how we can get you from where you are to where you want to be.