They say, over the past few decades lifeboats have taken more lives than saved. Some even say lifeboat accidents have taken more lives than those taken by Somali pirates. After seeing the video, we bet you wouldn’t doubt these words.
Needless to say, most of the lifeboat accidents have been a result of human error or a snag in the mechanical system of lifeboats. But then, human error has many forms and most of them occur out of sheer negligence or laziness of the crew in following instructions and procedures. Moreover, mechanical failures in the lifeboat systems, design errors, insufficient training and drills, and complicated operating systems have also been the reason for lifeboat accidents.
Though the video mentioned here wasn’t fatal in any sense, it is similar to an another lifeboat accident which had 7 crew members inside the lifeboat, one of them lost his life while others were critically injured.
We believe after watching this video, mariners will understand how critical and important it is to take lifeboats and lifeboat drills seriously!
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