Alert 02 – 31 Lifeboat Incident


While lowering a lifeboat to the water, the engine was placed in forward gear. After reaching the water, the lifeboat was released from the davit cables and the throttle was immediately applied. Within seconds the lifeboat lost all thrust from the propeller and became adrift in the water. A nearby workboat responded and the lifeboat was secured and the personnel taken onboard.

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