Originally Posted by amytom
I was thinking the same thing. How many would be trapped under the boat by their life jackets? Maybe grab one on the arm that can be ditched easily?
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I agree with you and Tellie... It really highlights how unprepared most tourists are to handle a tour boat capsize
How fast it can happen and how quickly panic sets in, freezing people in their seats.
I saw one guy running by alert and carrying his lifejacket as you suggest.
The guy recording, obviously had his wits about him, but I question his priorities.
No one seemed to take command to get those frozen in their seats to a better exit point from the canopy.
Perhaps, those in shock fully wearing lifejackets is the better choice in this situation as the extra floatation would help them to pop out from under the canopy, if not entangled in some ceiling netting that they often use to store those very lifejackets.
Just imagine a cruise