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Originally posted by Mianeye
I am a sailor and it's not unusual for people to disappear from ships, i have witness one ung guy we had, who simply jumped because he was constantly. seasick.
He was placed on the ship not hired, cause of to many criminal act's, to try and turn him back to an angel citizen.
I have witness several people, go overboard by drukness in harbor or work and accident at sea.
Luck is that everyone of those, was saved.
One freind was not, he fell between the ship and wharf and got killed, i did not see that as i was not on that ship.
I have only been to the water by accident one time in 20 years, but this job required livewest at all time, cause of currents, so they managed to pick me up.
Only a fool ignores the danger of the sea.edit on 23-9-2011 by Mianeye because: (no reason given)edit on 23-9-2011 by Mianeye because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by da pickles
reply to post by newcovenant
in the uk the RNLI(royal national lifeboat institution)created a device called gaurdian MOB , it was invented for the fishing fleet and works by all crew wearing something similar to a pager, if a crew member leaves the vicinity of the vessel ie falls overboard then once out of a set range an alarm sounds in the wheel house and after 2 minutes an automated distress is sent to the RNLI which is forwarded to the coastgaurd to initiate a rescue from the last known position.
would it be possible to incorporate a system similar to this on a cruise liner? possible but trying to get people to remember to carry around the unit would be a problem. the second problem would be that although it would alert the bridge the cruise liner would probably be out of range of an effective SAR asset to assist in a rescue.
a second thought springs to mind, how many people have dissapeared in the same timescale from package holidays?