Vital Safety

vital | adjective | 1. critical, absolutely necessary 2. performing and essential function 3. characteristic of life


Cruise Ship Engineer dies in ballast tank

11 June 2008 - One man has died and another hospitalised following an incident on the Saga Rose cruise liner berthed at Southampton, England. It was reported that one of the men entered a ballast tank, without an entry permit or gas monitoring.  The second man went to help the entrant after the entrant collapsed.  The local fire brigade and on board rescue personnel, wearing breathing apparatus retrieved the men.  The cause of death was thought to be low oxygen, depleted be rust in the sealed tank. (Source: