OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Unfortunate incident occurred with NCL Breakaway in Bermuda yesterday

There are very few details on this at this point.

http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20160721/cruise-ship-crew-dies-after-lifeboat-accident

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Johngold
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Contributor Level: Captain

I've been following this on other news threads. Seems like something went awry on the training process. It seems that there is really not enough time for some of the training on the ships. With the exception of lifeboat muster drills and the occasional fire drill, I've not seen a lot of open training. I could be wrong.

 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

When I was on Emerald Princess last year, it seemed as though they were drilling the crew daily on something. First time I had seen that. (In one of the ports, they had an "Abandon Ship" drill, with lifeboat deployment)

Conversely, on Carnival, I never saw them drill.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Apparently NCL had a similar incident last year with their ship in Hawaii.

 

Johngold
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Contributor Level: Captain

As a young cadet with Sea cadets, we drilled and drilled for various events. It became habit to do something over and over again so that when a real events happens you can do the task properly. I'm just wondering about the cruise lines. Do they have the time to properly drill all those responsible in an emergency event? Just askin.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

That's so sad. My thoughts go out to his family. 

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Not certain what the drill requirements are. From the sounds of this it appears to be a once a week or once a cruise thing which is not enough I would think. I recall in 2007 while on the NCL Spirit out of NY that they did this on our second sea day while at sea and not in port. It was a man overboard drill and they threw a dummy overboard and had to go fetch it. There was an announcement because the ship had had to stop engines and everyone on board watched and cheered when the dummy was retrieved That was the only time I ever saw any of those types of drills.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Truly saddening.  Thoughts go out to his family and friends!

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Just thinking out loud here, and not to take away from the events that caused the death of an employee. But Would any of you ( For a Free cruise) take a free training cruise for any of the lines?

Where we have fire drills, evacuation drills, collision drills and such.

Where staff both new and experienced participate

Like I said---Just thinking out loud.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

ummmm yeah  

JusMe
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Contributor Level: Captain

Thoughts go out to the family of the deceased and to the crew members that are a second family.

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