Another crew tragedy

Just saw this news regarding the Harmony of the Seas.  I did not see this posted previously. Apologies if I missed it. These accidents always make  me sad, especially when crew members are lost.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2016/09/articles/crew-member-rights-1/lifeboard-accident-on-harmony-of-the-seas-kills-one-and-injures-several-others/index.html

 

 

Tags: Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas

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Oh No.  Read the article...so tragic.

So sad.

Thoughts out to the families of the crew members.   Worse then just being injured or a death of a family member is when they are far away and you can not be with them, 

Sad :(

I don't understand?  In an emergency people board the lifeboats then they are lowered into the water.  How the hell can this happen.  What good are the lifeboats then?

This one comment though: "Working on the harmony just a couples a months ago, I can honestly say that the harmony is simply not ready for any sort of operations of any kind... It should not be accommodating any guests and there shouldn't be any crew members working until conditions are found appropriate. This accident does not suprise me a single bit, and I honestly hope that this is the last sad news I hear from this ship"

It is an unfortunate incident and I feel for the families of those involved. As was mentioned on a previous thread where there was a similar accident not long ago also resulting in a death on an NCL ship that this may have something to do with the crew having a lack of familiarity with the procedure of using these life boats. Think about it. How often do they do a drill or practice launching the life boats? When was the last time you saw them launched on a cruise? In an emergency the crew responsible for launching and loading the life rafts need to know the procedure by wrote. They need to know it well enough to be able to do it in their sleep because under stress in the event of a real emergency they will not have time to think or consult a manual. How much training and practice does the crew actually get in the use of the life boats? A quick training film and a once over seeing it work sure is not sufficient. And a once a week drill by the end of a 6 month employment term might be sufficient but surely not in the first month of an employment term. One of those things that you wonder about.

Prayers to the family and friends.

Yes just watched a video on this tragedy my condolences to his family and speedy recovery to all injured. How does this happen curious if it was human error or mechanical error?????????????  SAD VERY SAD............

So sorry for th crew member & his family.

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