“Video of USNS Comfort Utility Boat Accident Involving 19 Personnel off Haiti – December 12, 2022” –What’s Going On With Shipping?

The Coast Guard had only a minor role in this incident, but it does concern deck seamanship.

It also seems, the Navy is not holding itself to Coast Guard established industry standards and consequently may be putting the passengers, staff, and crew in unnecessary danger.

The commentator on the video is well qualified so his comments should be taken seriously.

This class is now very old. It is probably time for it to be replaced with ships that are better thought out.

1 thought on ““Video of USNS Comfort Utility Boat Accident Involving 19 Personnel off Haiti – December 12, 2022” –What’s Going On With Shipping?

  1. The coxswain of that boat is in charge and should have addressed the obvious load imbalance with the passengers. That is basic teaching of a coxswain.

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