15.10.2017

SHIPS LIFEBOATS — ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT CAUSE AND EFFECT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SEAFARERS HAZARD PERCEPTION

Ships Lifeboats - Analysis of Accident Cause and Effect and Its Relati

Author(s) T. W. Ross
Publisher Environmental & Occupational H&SM
Date 2006
Pages 153
Format pdf
Size 2 Mb
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Every professional mariner will definitely agree that the sea is representing the environment it is extremely difficult for the human to survive. However, the maritime history shows great strides that have been taken by the marine technology in order to control and possibly reduce the associated risks. Although it is obvious that the oceans will always remain wild and very unpredictable, today's seafarers are not confronted by many of the hazards that used to present serious dangers to the mariners lives in the past, for example poor nutrition and diseases, rudimentary navigation methods endured by their ancestors.

Nowadays, they may immediately request aid and the reasonably expect of such help occurring nearly everywhere in the world. And, should the total loss of the ship occur, the seafarers have recourse to the same life-saving appliances and equipment as seafarers of old - the lifeboat. In the past, the lifeboats were considered the vessel's workhorse that was commonly used for ferrying personnel and various goods - of course, they were also utilized as an aid to navigation and propulsion should there be no wind, as a rescue boat for men over board and a means of survival when nothing else was available due to loss...

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