Yacht Accident Stories
Friday March 24, 2017



tigredor     2001
The motor Yacht Tigre d'Or again suffered an accident. In rough sea in the Biscaya, the gangway door at the stern sprang open.

The incoming water mixed with fuel for the jet-skis, and an explosion followed. The pumps were not able to fight the incoming water so that the rudder went out of order.
A new pump was brought by a helicopter, but this pump was out of order !!! Anyway, the helicopter flew the four female crew members and the slightly injured engineer off the yacht.
Altogether, it took another two and a half days, until a towboat was able to take her to Brest.

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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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