Here are six mostly reasons why seafarers go overboard at the sea, why underway or at anchorage:
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✓Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
✓Working in low visibility or in rough sea conditions
✓Accidents such as loosing footing on deck.
✓ Being swept overboard by waves
✓Falling from an accommodation or ladder due to slippery surface.
✓Climbing on to or sitting on the ship’s railings without safety observed.
The above mentioned are the possible reasons a seafarer can go overboard. It’s highly recommended for the seafarers to manage the above mentioned , by following the safety measures.
In the other hands, weekly or monthly rescue boat drill most be conducted for easy rescue of any man overboard insident.
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