Hey Mike (Mehawk), nice ammo thanks.
Never seen a drill when initially sailing, always the next day.
Folks, have you ever been in a building fire drill?. What happens? Everyone leaves the building and it is timed regarding everyone is safe or not. Good practice.
What happens on a ship is they do the "honk, honk" horn ex times, all the crew are already in place to guide and lead....mmm
Why do they not do an actual evacuation, for every line and for every ship at least once per year?
That is the only way you will know
Your lifeboats all work.
The crew are competent in how they deal with a â€śsudden scenarioâ€?.
How long will take to get everyone off this ship,,,really?
And in X minutes they can prove that everyone on our ship will be safe if the worst happens, and when the crew and the passengers donâ€™t expect it.
But not throughâ€¦.. you know already it is going to happen and the crew and most passengers are â€śsitting in their cabins, life jacket onâ€? and waiting for it to happen.
Tell the truth, after sailing day or drill day, could you find your "muster station" three days into your cruise?
Itâ€™s an exercise they do for legal reasons, nothing more. And it is so down the agenda of some lines that they do it before their customers have become acquainted with the ship and its lay out, ie do it when sailing. That tells itâ€™s its own story, their vision of your safety.
Get the drill out of the way and open the shops and casino.....we need to make money