Where Were the Life Jackets?

 

This is truly an Excursion gone wrong but I can't believe none of the passengers had life jackets...

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/26/horrifying-video-shows-tourist-boat-sinking-in-minutes-with-scores-on-board/?utm_term=.9fe594c16c1e

 

 

11 Answers

The passengers have to be so happy there were so many additional boats in the area for rescue efforts.

 

Also, it the beginning of the video it looks like the boat was really listing or swaying port-to-starboard. A previous 'speed' boat moments before causing a large wake?? Unsure.

Two things I always do: 1) In any large public venue, I mentally note where the exits are when I enter and 2) Never get on any type of a boat/ship (big or small) without knowing where the life jackets are - I will ASK if they aren't visible or announced and I never assume they are "somewhere"!

Looked like a lot of unnecessary panic,,,, 

That boat didn't look sea worthy from the get go.  I don't think I would have boarded in the first place.

That makes two of us ....

I'm a non-swimmer, and often feel uncomfortable getting on a tender boat. I admit that I would be one panicking for sure!

 

I'm not a good swimmer and the only water I want to go in is my shower or bathtub.  The navy taught us how to use our pants as flotation devices.  I've often wondered if I could stay level headed enough to do it in a real situation.  I'm like you, not so crazy about being in a small vessel.  I concentrate on the scenery and taking pictures otherwise my heart would be racing with the thought about the water and the possibility of me floating in it.  

it's a blessing more people didn't lose their lives.

I was in the Navy and we had to "tender" (we call them water taxis) back to our destroyer.  Sometimes the seas were rough, the taxi would come alongside and we had to grab a Jacobs ladder when the taxi came up on the swell, got to time it to get off  Tenders are cadillacs compared to how we got on and off.  I don't worry about life jackets on tenders, I worry about the mass panic if a cruise ship sinks(costa concordia), the muster is a laugh.  Women and children first???  Now days how can you tell who is male or female?

That boat went down faster then......... well its a family web site so I cant say,  but it went down quick.

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