In the early morning of October 2nd, 2019 a towboat with 15 loaded barges collided with the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club. The towboat struck and destroyed the complex

This brazen display of reckless behavior is a prime example of what can happen when deckhands of a towboat are not practicing proper safety.

Other consequences of improper safety

A good sailor needs to have a thorough knowledge of the job, and constant awareness of their surroundings. As shown in the example above, considerable damages to the surrounding area can also happen, costing millions of dollars in damages.

If you are not providing all of your attention to your job, serious bodily injuries can occur like:

  • Back injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Brain and spine damage
  • Paralysis
  • Death

These injuries commonly haunt the victim for the rest of their lives and can change the way a person has to love forever.

As a deckhand, you must ensure that your safety, the safety of your crewmates, and the safety of your community are always all protected. It only takes a moment of neglect or reckless behavior to permanently change someone’s life forever, so why not be sure you are doing everything possible to prevent disaster?

Do not take anything for granted on deck

It was nothing short of a miracle that no one was injured or killed in the accident at the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club back in October. This kind of luck is not something that any sailor can depend on in the face of an accident, which is why it pays to be sure that everyone is doing their due diligence to be safe.