Sail training vessel “Picton Castle”:
Originally Posted by exRCR
I'm also new to this site. There's a tall ship in N.S. called the Picton Castle. They take on passengers (not sure what cost is involved) to work
alongside seasoned sailors... (exRCR)
In 2006, Laura Gainey, a 25-year-old crew member
, was swept overboard
, during a storm, when the ship was bound for St. George's, Grenada
. An investigation was done by the Transportation Safety
Board, which found the decision to sail, given the forecast
and the lack of training
among the crew, contributed to the accident
. There were no accidents before, and have been none since Gainey's death.
The report identifies seven areas as contributing factors, related to Gainey being swept away. They include:
The decision to sail despite the long-term forecasts of an adverse weather
Insufficient communication between the officers and crew.
Fatigue and loss of alertness among those onboard.
nets not being rigged in some areas of the ship.
Safety harnesses not being worn.
Marine Investigation Report M06F0024