Public awareness for safety at sea has increased exponentially in the past two decades. With the increase in insurance claims and subsequently higher premium costs, safety at sea is not something that can be taken lightly. Disastrous incidents have repercussions far beyond the immediate financial losses, with loss due to tainted reputation, penalties for sidestepped procedures & lack of equipment, dwindling workforce and customers out of a sense of fear and ultimatums from investors surmounting to heavy long term damages.
(Note : Hypothermia is an acute condition that occurs when an individual has drifted away from shore in to cold waters and the body’s temperature drops below normal (core temperature below 25°C (95°F)). With the core temperature steadily dropping the individual slips in and out of consciousness with muscle movement heavily compromised. Eventually consciousness is lost and if not attended to soon it may result in death.)