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Old March 6th, 2006, 11:28 AM
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I keep reading that people fall overboard frequently. I was wondering how high the rails are? Are they like 1.50 meter?

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I haven't found a "standard height" anywhere but on Destiny the rails were 3.5 to 4 feet high. I'm 4'11" and there was no way I could accidentally fall overboard.
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I'm 6' 2" The rails are about 4 foot high. I do lean over them alot, looking down at the water. Sometimes, you can see dolphins swimming next to the ship. I can also judge the wave height by how the bow cuts the wave .
Under normal circumstances, there's no way a person can fall off a ship with out some added help. These ships are really safe actually.

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Default Re: What is the average height of the rails on a cruiseship?

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I keep reading that people fall overboard frequently. I was wondering how high the rails are? Are they like 1.50 meter?

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Where are you reading about people falling overboard frequently? Maybe a very rare occurance, but definately not frequent.
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Dh is 6 ft. tall and it is just above his waist. He says "high enough, unless you are drunk standing on a chair".


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I agree that it would take a lot of "effort" to accidentally fall overboard. I think the rails are not quite 1.5 meters, but just slightly less.
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I would say the railings are about 1m to 1.5m (3 1/2 feet to 4 1/2 feet) high. You won't fall over unless you are drunk or trying to commit suicide.
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Although, I always worry about children climbing on the rails and falling over board. Once while aboard a ship in Tampa Bay there was a drunk guy who was not intending to kill himself, just scare his girlfriend. He fell off the ship and by the time the Coast Guard located him. He had hypothermia so bad he died.
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