Yacht Accident Stories
Friday March 24, 2017



Motor Yacht Callisto - Dec 2013 - Barbados
The fire took place while the 65 m Feadship Callisto was by anchor. Nobody was injured, the fire was quickly contained by a well trained crew.

A good response from the crew to put the fire out quickly and stop it spreading, while at the
same time protecting the remainder of the yacht from the heat which was no doubt generated.

It is rare to find examples of well-contained superyacht fires, as this example seems to
demonstrate, and during a time that has seen crew training and crew quality come under
fire, so to speak, this incident is a homage to the current level of school of crew safety training.

Motor Yacht Callisto - Dec 2013 - Barbados

Motor Yacht Callisto - Dec 2013 - Barbados

Motor Yacht Callisto - Dec 2013 - Barbados

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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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