The Capsize of Herald of Free Enterprise by Aila Fox - Coggle Diagram
The Capsize of Herald of Free Enterprise
by Aila Fox
The capsize of the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry
With the increase of speed meant the increase of tons of water coming into the ferry
As it was too late for the Captain to reverse back and try any other attempts to fix the problems, moments later the ferry was capsized.
The Herald of Free Enterprise ferry that capsized in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on the night of March 1987, 193 passengers and crew died.
The Captain did not go and do a visual check on the doors. At the time of he cannot see the bow doors from the bridge when sailing off, so he could not know if the doors were closed or not
He got word that the bow doors where closed by the Chief Officer and sailed off with out checking himself.
The Chief Officer not fulfilling his job
Apparently, he sore a man in an orange suit that he thought was Stanley but did not know for sure, although he went ahead to sign it off as it was him
Which from doing his rounds he thought the bow doors were closed and ready to sail off again.
Due to no other ways to indicate if the doors are closed or not, besides a visual check it was unknown if the bow doors were closed or not
The staff were tired
They were finishing off a 24-hour shift
All the staff were tired and were not attending to their jobs to the fullest, that was needed
Stanley, who is the main operator, failed to do his job
He did not close the bow doors
He was asleep in his dorm, when he was supposed to close the bow doors