NTSB issues first video marine safety alert

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its first-ever maritime video safety alert. This safety alert addresses the hazards associated with passengers congregating or standing in stairwells during docking or undocking of passenger vessels.

It highlights the lessons learned from some recent ferry incidents and warns passengers to avoid stairways during docking and undocking. Otherwise, it cautions "you might be the first one to get off, but the last one to come home!"

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