Are you safe to be sleeping aboard?

A screaming horn breaks through the night. Startled awake the crews of a bank of moored yachts blearily being to think. There‚Äôs a wild, deep thrashing and screaming resonating in the hull. Sinister and so very different from the utterly regular Thump, Flump, Thump, of a freighter in the channel. Before sea-boots can be reached … Read more

Fatal casualties in recreational marine incidents. A Norwegian perspective

Small boats moored at Norwegian jetty

In a scoping study of recreational marine accidents in Norway 2008-2018 the Norwegian marine incident branch collated information about recreational fatalities, and incidents. Half the fatalities were attributable to drowning, associated with capsize especially in the context of small vessels, falling overboard, or falling between jetty and vessel. Due to collection methods the most reliable … Read more