Started by Michael Rolls, March 06, 2022, 02:52:18 AM
Quote from: Michael Rolls on March 06, 2022, 02:52:18 AMShocked to realise that it is 35 years since the infamous tragedy, caused by sailing with the bow door open. Hard to believe it is so long ago that 193 lives were lost to such monumental stupidityMike
Quote from: Michael Rolls on March 06, 2022, 08:31:58 AMThe deputy coxswain, the man responsible for the physical act of closing the door was, according to the enquiry, asleep in his cabin at the relevant time. The enquiry also found a failure of his superiors to ensure proper procedures, allowing such a thing to happen. If that isn't monumental stupidity, I don't know what else to call it. OK, it's also gross negligence Mike
Quote from: klondike on March 06, 2022, 10:21:47 AMWe take the Mikey at health and safety but some procedures clearly are essential. I imagine these days there would be circuitry to indicate status in the bridge and probably some sort of fail safe to be prevent a recurrence. Of course my imagination may be wrong.
Quote from: klondike on March 06, 2022, 11:19:17 AMSpeaking just from memory but I think they said at the time it was normal to start off without the doors necessarily being closed. They needed shutting before it got into open waters though.
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