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Old 7th Apr 2013, 13:33
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I would like to think that having an SAR capabillity does not mean that they are going to expose themselves to an unrequired risk (night crew changes). In the the North Sea with the exception of mechanical failures almost every accident has happened at night.
If anyone is sitting doing risk assessments then the night offshore thing is not really a LARP. I am sure one can convince oneself that night crew changes are reasonable, but, with better planning, even in the far north, they can be avoided. How many of us have been in the position that the sea state is too bad to go, then, after dark it improves enough to go. Call me old fashioned but, I would rather take my chances in the daylight.
Best thing to do is let the SAR crew with all their kit and training do the night stuff and let us lesser mortals keep the rest of it as safe as possible.
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