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Contradictory reports on ferry Finlandia accident, Tallinn

Nov. 17, 2012 at 01:50 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Contradictory reports are published by media with regards to an accident on board of ferry Finland, docked in Tallinn, during the evacuation drill, which was to test a new evacuation system, a tube or chute like the ones used in airliners. The drill took place on Nov 13, 14 meters long chute proved to be too dangerous as people were speeding up during descending and crashing into the lifeboat instead of soft landing. Finnish media reported 20 injured people, some broken bones, dislocated limbs and burns. Estonian media reported 16 injured, including three taken to hospital, the rest were rendered medical assistance on board. The chute MES (Marine Evacuation System) was designed and produced by a DBC Marine Safety Systems, reported as a Danish company, but Danish DBC Marine is specializing in yachts brokerage. There is a designer and producer of life-saving appliances and systems under the name DBC Marine, it’s a Canadian company, website http://www.dbcmarine.com/ Maritime Bulletin http://www.odin.tc

Contradictory reports on ferry Finlandia accident, Tallinn

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