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(Some Guy)   How not to deploy a lifeboat   (cruisehive.com) divider line
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5272 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Dec 2022 at 10:20 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-03 6:42:30 PM  
I just figured they were decorative.

/jk
 
2022-12-03 7:07:03 PM  
Nice boat.
 
2022-12-03 7:57:22 PM  
Needs Disney's Goofy "Yah ha hoooie" falling sound
 
2022-12-03 8:12:18 PM  
I bet they do a lot of evacuation drills.  Not.
 
2022-12-03 8:12:31 PM  

King Something: Nice boat.


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2022-12-03 8:16:51 PM  
"Quantum of the Seas"

Was the outcome really that unpredictable? Not exactly a classical mistake.
 
2022-12-03 8:25:22 PM  

Jake Havechek: I bet they do a lot of evacuation drills.  Not.


Contrariwise:


The panel are shown an ocean liner and asked what the most dangerous part of it is. The answer is the lifeboats. A study by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch in 2001 showed that lifeboats killed more people than they saved in the UK and Australia over a ten-year period. Lifeboats were the most common cause of death on board ship, accounting for 16% of all lives lost. Almost all the accidents happened during training or maintenance. In the same time period, no lifeboats were actually used in an evacuation, so they didn't save a single life.

/And I not long ago read an article saying Sandi's a bit under the weather with bronchial pneumonia at the moment, so best wishes to Sandi.
 
2022-12-03 10:34:37 PM  

gameshowhost: "Quantum of the Seas"

Was the outcome really that unpredictable? Not exactly a classical mistake.


I feel like I caused the accident just by observing it.
 
2022-12-03 10:37:49 PM  
Alright, 30 people on the next one. Women and children first...no takers? Alright gentlemen next...

People, the big boat you are on is sinking. Will somebody please get in the lifeboat?
 
2022-12-03 10:38:06 PM  

Sexy Jesus: gameshowhost: "Quantum of the Seas"

Was the outcome really that unpredictable? Not exactly a classical mistake.

I feel like I caused the accident just by observing it.


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2022-12-03 10:52:00 PM  

iron de havilland: Jake Havechek: I bet they do a lot of evacuation drills.  Not.

Contrariwise:


The panel are shown an ocean liner and asked what the most dangerous part of it is. The answer is the lifeboats. A study by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch in 2001 showed that lifeboats killed more people than they saved in the UK and Australia over a ten-year period. Lifeboats were the most common cause of death on board ship, accounting for 16% of all lives lost. Almost all the accidents happened during training or maintenance. In the same time period, no lifeboats were actually used in an evacuation, so they didn't save a single life.

/And I not long ago read an article saying Sandi's a bit under the weather with bronchial pneumonia at the moment, so best wishes to Sandi.


Evacuating a ship safely and quickly is hard as fark, so our main tactic has just been to make ships as hard to sink as possible.

I'm totally fine with lifeboats being easy to accidentally deploy though, much more so than the opposite.
 
2022-12-03 10:59:45 PM  

King Something: Nice boat.


Those lifeboats actually look pretty snazzy if you made it into a houseboat
 
2022-12-03 11:00:20 PM  
Out the back door of a crashing Ford Tri-Motor goes without saying*.

* usually...
 
2022-12-03 11:04:04 PM  
but number 12's davits were still in the vertical position

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2022-12-03 11:12:46 PM  

LordOfThePings: but number 12's davits were still in the vertical position

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That's the "cheeseburger eating" position.

... you can even do it sober
 
2022-12-03 11:23:47 PM  
I'm sure a cat was involved somewhere on that ship, but I didn't look, so maybe not.
 
2022-12-03 11:27:20 PM  
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final day of our cruise we are waiting to disembark but the crew do a training drill LOL.
 
2022-12-03 11:29:25 PM  

Jake Havechek: I bet they do a lot of evacuation drills.  Not.


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That's after the crab legs at the buffet.
 
2022-12-03 11:31:01 PM  
So someone just happened to be filming this huh?
 
2022-12-03 11:41:14 PM  
Why do Carnival cruises need lifeboats if this bozo can play totally blacked out air guitar into the ocean, drift naked on the high seas for 20 hours, battling unfathomable creatures with fins from the deep, and still survive? Lifeboats are a luxury.
 
2022-12-03 11:51:28 PM  
The Bozo

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2022-12-04 12:12:59 AM  
Man... straight up just dropping a boat.  Why am I hearing a Chief Petty Officer screaming faintly in the back of my mind?  Ow.  Just the idea of what the likely response would have been - and how long I'd have spent getting that boat repaired back to 110% of it's original condition...

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2022-12-04 12:17:48 AM  
Cruise Ship Lifeboat Tour. What Life Saving Equipment Is Inside? How Much Food & Water?
Youtube 5yY2iuh2NUs


You really don't want to have to use the lifeboats.
Beats drowning, but not by much.
 
2022-12-04 1:38:46 AM  

iron de havilland: Jake Havechek: I bet they do a lot of evacuation drills.  Not.

Contrariwise:


The panel are shown an ocean liner and asked what the most dangerous part of it is. The answer is the lifeboats. A study by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch in 2001 showed that lifeboats killed more people than they saved in the UK and Australia over a ten-year period. Lifeboats were the most common cause of death on board ship, accounting for 16% of all lives lost. Almost all the accidents happened during training or maintenance. In the same time period, no lifeboats were actually used in an evacuation, so they didn't save a single life.
/And I not long ago read an article saying Sandi's a bit under the weather with bronchial pneumonia at the moment, so best wishes to Sandi.


Casual Navigation has a good video about this:
Why Have Lifeboats Killed More People Than They Have Saved?
Youtube NxINRnY5x3g


"[The 2001 MIOB  study] stated that since 1989 there were 12 fatalities and 87 injuries caused by lifeboats, compared to zero successful evacuations. While that should lend truth to the claim that lifeboats have killed more than they've saved, you have to remember that it only takes one successful evacuation of a cruise ship to turn things around. Say, the evacuation of the Sun Vista in 1999 where over 1000 people were evacuated safely in her lifeboats. That one didn't make the MIOB statistics as it wasn't one they investigated."

It also discusses what makes lifeboats dangerous, the safety measures added to prevent those dangers, the new dangers the safety measures caused, the safety measures added to prevent the dangers from the earlier safety measures, the new dangers those caused... etc.

"It's one of those things where technology was developed decades ago, but it proved to be incompatible with the human nature of making mistakes, especially under pressure. Yet rather than rethink it completely, additional layers of action have been added to try and break the link between human error and an accident occurring. The procedure has gotten more complicated, increasing the need for proper training and education, but it is while conducting that training and education that accidents occur."

"In the time of the Titanic, people died because there were not enough lifeboats on the ship. Today, we have plenty of lifeboats, but people are instead dying while training."
 
2022-12-04 2:07:56 AM  
Unballasted lifeboats do all kinds of funny things, even if all the mechanical launching functions work as inended...


Lifeboat Fail
Youtube n9AmvrTeoXU


\ballasted lifeboats do as well
\\been in a few which were installed offshore for familiarisation
\\\glad to be out of the damned things, but still would rather have 'em & not need to get in 'em etc
 
2022-12-04 2:11:48 AM  
Shame just about every politician in the US wasn't on it.
 
2022-12-04 6:20:55 AM  

Trik: Shame just about every politician in the US wasn't on it.


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2022-12-04 9:35:37 AM  
Who uses subway cars as lifeboats?
 
2022-12-04 10:31:12 AM  
I thought the headline was a euphemism like "dropping the kids off at the pool".
 
2022-12-04 12:27:50 PM  
Muster Point A, Deck 7 FWD on the Norwegian Bliss has been my spot twice now.

Took my wife on a cruise to Cabo last week for her 50th birthday. Can't say enough about The Haven experience. They decorated our Stateroom, had a full spread of finger foods, a cake, and champagne on ice between the time we boarded and room ready all because I mentioned it was her birthday trip during the walk on.

/Loved our Butler, Juno. She was AWESOME!
 
2022-12-04 1:33:04 PM  
It didn't sink. What more you want?
 
2022-12-04 4:34:18 PM  

gameshowhost: "Quantum of the Seas"

Was the outcome really that unpredictable? Not exactly a classical mistake.


like "never start a land war in Asia" or "never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line"?
 
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