Features December 2019 Issue

Tragic Accident Highlights Safety Gear Shortcomings

The United Kingdom’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s report on the death of Simon Speirs highlighted several factors that contributed to Speirs’ death, as well as the many elements required of successful MOB rescue. The full report, documenting in great detail the events leading up to Speirs going overboard, and the eventual recovery of his body should be required reading for any offshore sailor. You can find it online at: https://bit.ly/36lzh8H

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