Despite advancements in technology and safety over the past few years, maritime drowning remains a serious concern for mariners.
It's crucial to realise that drownings can occur both at sea and on boats that are anchored or in port.
Along with other maritime professionals like commercial fisherman who may spend longer time at sea, longshoremen, harbour workers, and employees on offshore oil rigs run the danger of drowning.
Falling overboard is one of the main hazards faced by maritime employees every day.
Sadly, falling overboard often results in death.
Unfortunately, many drownings that occur each year may be avoided with the right safety measures.