When Good Has No Land Routes

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  1. Pragmatist

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    The boat survived the drop. wonder how well the occupants would do?
     
  3. Pragmatist

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    Good morning TMT Tactical,

    A couple of times here at forum I mentioned I took a course on helicopter evac during a water crash. I only took the classroom portion; could not participate in the actual water evac portion of class. The medical doctor said I was too old with too many injuries ... actually pre-existing conditions ... to evac a submerging helo after impact.

    Everyone can't safely work on an oil rig when time comes vacate premises.
     
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    With the number of past injuries, I think the boat would handle the impact a lot better than me. Shoulders, knees and lower back all have visited the doctors and hospitals a number of times. I would be relegated to the classroom too.
     
  5. Snyper

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    I imagine they would be strapped in rear-facing cushioned seats that would absorb the impact.
     
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    Dropping lifeboat from that height is not a new thing. This design and drop are not new...they have been around for years.
    The only difference here is the method of propulsion.

    If you are on a ship/SHTF and needing to quickly evacuate, you are not going to be debating whether you can survive the drop. You are going to gratefully take what you can get.....when it gets that bad..and an oil rig is no different.

    Seen plenty of commercial boats entering this shipyard for repairs and with this design and drop in their lifeboats.


    My non Ishmaelite .02,
    Watcherchris
     
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    Good afternoon Snyper,

    Thank you.

    It's interesting re "low G-force".

    I took note that no crash helmets worn by crew.
     
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  10. varuna

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    This may sound counter intuitive and borderline suicidal for you. But if your choice is to either took the drop in the liferaft and risking serious injury or staying behind, the alternative option would be to use personal inflatable raft and jump into the water (yes I'm aware about the height of an oil platform). Although if I were you, I rather took the risk in the liferaft rather than jumping into the water.

     
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    Good morning Varuna,

    The key word is "safely". It is the pre-conditions that are involved - well prior to planning to work on an oil rig.

    Making difficult choices omits much of safety matters.

    Serious injury can frequently be better than painful death.

    It is not counter-intuitive; I do agree with you and have made these types of decisions.
     
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