Yacht Accident Stories
Friday March 24, 2017



al mansur     March 2003
Al Mansur, the Saddam Hussein's yacht sunk at the end of March. Al Mansur was on a River, to moor her far from the coasts.

But finally she was destructed by bomb attacks.  Now she's grounded in the middle of this river. For information, Al Mansur mesured 394ft/121m in length and 7360 grt. She was built by Kvaerner Masa-Yards (then Wartsila Turku) in 1982 and delivered on March 26. Her design wasn't very attractive, like a cruise vessel with accommodation for 200 guests.

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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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