Though drills are usually overseen by experienced, qualified seamen, it is imperative that the correct training is given to supervisers on each system and the particular equipment in place aboard a vessel, explained Captain Velankar. Crew who are experienced aboard one ship may not necessarily be familiar with another setup. Maintenance is also key to reducing the chance of accident and injury. The poor maintenance of cables and equipment, whether as a knock-on result of untrained personal or caused by time restrictions and corner-cutting, should not be overlooked. Whether aboard a cruise ship, chartered yacht or freight vessel, it is imperative that safety measures are adhered to and the correct protection is in place, including specially designed marine insurance. Talk to Safeguard Insurance for more information on protecting your crew.