Viewpoint: Designing for disaster
Pilot boats attempting to access ocean-going ships continue to face hazards as they risk being damaged by or even sucked under the bigger craft. This points to the usefulness of anyone involved in the design of ships having the opportunity of even a short time aboard an operating vessel
Imprecision in the regulation under the International Convention for the Safety of Life as Sea is partly to blame for the risky location of ships’ access doors
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