I just got back from 10 days in the BVI on a Moorings 4600. Trip was awesome and lucky for me, the only injury was mine and happened our last full day after a dive with Dive BVI.
We were returning to our boat and hooked up along side and I went to climb up grabbing the metal on each side of the port side entry point. The Dive boat was much lower so I had to reach up to grab on and step up really high to get on. My foot didn't quite latch onto the rail on the boat and slipped on the fiberglass
. This would have been no big deal had my hands not slipped as well, but they were wet and slipped right off. I fell but seemed fine. I then gave it a second go making sure my foot was secure before relying on it and got on the boat. Dive BVI pulled away and as I walked aft to go inside I looked at my hand and it was covered in blood.
Apparently when I fell, my hand hit something on the rigging
and I put a nice inch long gash in it. My first thought was that I might need stitches, but after wrapping it up good and waiting a awhile the bleeding stopped and all was well.
I was just very happy it was after our last activity of the day since it would have been a huge disappointment had it happened earlier in the week.
Lesson learned - really make sure you have a good grip, foothold..etc or better yet, find a better way to move between vessels. I easily could have climbed up a little higher on the dive boat to make it an easier step.