Bulk Carrier Capsizes in China

2 dead, 7 missing after ship capsizes |Society |chinadaily.com.cn

Two children died while seven others remain missing after a bulk carrier capsized and sank early Wednesday at a port in east China’s Jiangsu province…

Brief Analysis of Lifeboat Accidents

Lifeboats onboard merchant vessels although designed to save lives during emergencies on occasion they end up taking lives during drills or actual emergencies. The cause of a lifeboat accident can be easily attributed to human mistakes but a more thorough analysis may reveal that other factors may be the actual root cause of the accident. Basically the main causes of lifeboat accidents can be categorized to inadequate design, inadequate maintenance and inadequate training.

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Container Ship Crash in Port of Constanta