Chain of Events An examination of the events leading up to, and resulting from, the 67 foot fall of a trainee from the rigging of the Lady Washington . Capt. Les Bolton, Executive Director, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
May 20, 2006 - 18:30 hrs.
Weather: Sunny & Warm Wind: 18 kn. W. Sea State: Calm
Departing Port of Ilwaco, Washington in the Columbia River for a 3-hour sail with the public. Lady Washington was following Hawaiian Chieftain out of the marina channel under slow motor as the crews of both vessels went aloft to cast off gaskets.
He was alive, conscious, in extreme pain, bleeding from his head, face and hands.
Controlling the Message
Internal Review Process
These meetings were the most well attended and productive
Marine Operations Committee meetings that we have ever had.
Weaknesses were identified, and plans were made to address those weaknesses.
Trainee Checklist – DRAFT 3 (currently in use) - Final DRAFT - #4 is near completion
Safety Checklist – To be completed ASAP - Required for consideration as a “Topman”