T/S Royalist Fatality: Lack Of Supervision/Unsuitable Harness

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Mar 072011
 

T/S Royalty: A 14 old old cadet fell to his death

Britain’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch has recommended closer supervision and question the suitability¬† of the belt harness from which a 14 year-old sea cadet released himself and fell from the yards of the T/S Royalist, hitting the gunwales below and from there entering the sea. He died of from severe chest injuries.

Sadly, another crewmember had shouted at Jonathan to re-attach his belt clip to a wire jackstay but he did not do so. Continue reading »

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