Apr 042011
 
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Lifeboat accidents kill more seafarers than Somali pirates

UPDATE: Prelim report, accident investigators now available to premium and registered subscribers.

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Among those we would like to acknowledge assistance and encouragement from:

Cruise Lines International Association
International Association for Safety & Survival Training
Peter Hinchcliffe ICS/ISF

Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager

Abdul Khalique, Principal Lecturer, Maritime & Offshore Safety, Warsash Maritime Academy

George Edenfield Head, Department of Marine Transportation at US Merchant Marine Academy
The good folks at gCaptain

(If you or your organisation/company are helping get the word and encouraging participation let us know)

MAC is carrying out a series of surveys among various industry stakeholders with regard to lifeboat safety. It is the first industry-wide survey of its kind. It will make a positive contribution to lifeboat safety and we hope you want to be a part of it. Continue reading »

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Sep 242010
 
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Victim's position

Marijus Rudakov fell overboard from the FV Alma Amy and drowned. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Just another one of those sad tiny tragedies doom themselves to a watery death and their families to grief by not wearing a lifejacket.

Ireland’s Maritime Casualty Investigation Board points out in its report “It is a statutory obligation for fishermen whilst on the deck of a fishing vessel to wear suitable lifejackets”.

Wearing a lifejacket is arguably also a fisherman’s obligation to his family.

Why Mr. Rudakov fell overboard is unknown. He can’t tell because he wasn’t wearing a lifejacket.

The harrowing attempts to save Mr. Rudakov are outlined in the MCIB report:

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