Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
ACCIDENT OR NEGLIGENCE
8th Dec. 05
Accidents do occur in spite of various safety measures being implemented.
But accidents do not really happen, they are often caused by or are the results of negligence.
Accidents and casualties are reduced very much nowadays, but some of them personally witnessed by me are:
1 A Senior electrical officer fell down through skylight opening into the engine room and died on the spot. he was having safety helmet it came off during the fall.This happened while stores were being received and lowered in to the engine room via the skylight.
2. An O.S was doing grinding work on deck. He was wearing safety gear. The locknut worked loose and the wheel flew in to his face, severely injuring him.