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6 things you should know about superyacht crew safety

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Windlass snapback zones are recommended

A recent report from the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands has linked the crew death on Ocean Victory to the catastrophic failure of a windlass brake.

Questions have been raised about crew safety recently, as this fatality came less than 12 months after a Kibo crewmember was seriously injured in a fall from the 82 metre yacht. Earlier last year, in May 2015, an inquest ruled that the death of a deckhand on luxury yacht Faith in 2013 was accidental.

The report from the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands concluded: “Anchoring is a routine activity carried out on all ships, however the potential hazards should be rigorously assessed and all identified risks mitigated as far as possible. Danger areas and snapback zones around anchoring equipment should be identified and clearly marked."

The Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands also recommended that anchoring procedures should only be carried out by properly qualified and experienced personnel who are aware of the potential hazards.

Read on to see five more things each yacht owner must know about crew safety.

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