Did you know that ships don't always sink slowly like the Titanic? The MS Herald of Free Enterprise took exactly 90 seconds to flood and capsize, trapping passengers and crew inside and making the use of life boats impossible.
Hot on the heels of the oven door falling off, the dishwasher has now gone caput, and yes I have turned it in and off again to no avail #disaster#cancelchristmas 😱😱😱
We are happy to announce
Dr Maike Schumacher as a speaker at the 13th edition of IECM. Dr Maike is currently division Chief of the Paediatric Care Unit at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
Prior to moving to Abu Dhabi, She worked at the Institute for Anesthesiology and Critical Care of University Hospital/ Medical School Essen, Germany and thereafter as Consultant at the Department for Anesthesiology and Critical Care of Marien Hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany
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#DisasterPreparedness :Get #SolarLights : After The Major #Earthquake /#Disaster , Have you considered how you will light your kitchen/bathroom after a power outage?
While candles are extremely dangerous to use after earthquake, many of us do not have the money to buy 3 months worth of batteries or fuel for lighting our rooms after the power goes out.
And the power will go out.
And we will be in dark homes if we don't prepare for this right now.
Have you considered solar lights?
These are outdoor lights that are charged by the sun and most give from 6 to 12 hours of light.
Now while these are outdoor lights, in an emergency they can be used indoors.
Every day we would have to put them back outside to be recharged by the sun but they will definitely help us save on batteries and fuel.
Look into solar lights at your local home improvement store or on amazon. The ones in this image are from amazon. Here is the link
We know we will need one for the bathroom, one for the kitchen, and each bedroom.
That way, we won't have to carry a light out of the bathroom after use.
Just leave them in backyard or window during day to charge, and we will be good to go.
Doug had to move out of his house this week, the bus became a storage/dumping ground. Saturday we managed to empty it out enough so you can actually walk through from one end to the other and to rid it of garbage, things to go to the thrift store and also things to get stored. Today I managed to organize a little bit more as well. 5 more days and the bus will be back in the lower mainland with a roof rack!! #fingerscrossed#dumpingground#storageunit#messybus#disaster#needsalittletlc#roofrackready
Newport News, back to their old habits those devils. This one for the larger end, a 60-70,000 ton (conflicting sources) tanker built in 1958 for the Barracuda Tanker Corp. in Liberia. This vessel was some 830 ft long and could travel at a top speed of 17 knots; her name christened Sansinena. The ship was fairly well off for most of her career, just making cargo runs to and fro whenever called upon to do so. Nothing of disaster level would occur until a calm, very calm, day in Los Angeles. December 17th, 1976, the ship is taking on ballast while moored next to a wharf. On tankers like her there are no purpose built ballast tanks, they would just simply put water directly into the holds where oil once was; which was no unnatural process for tankers. As the volume of water increases in the holds, the gas vapors left over need to be expelled. No matter, there are ventilators on deck to let it out, but then there’s the common occurrence of it lingering in an invisible cloud on deck. It was another simple, yet uncontrolled, variable to this solution, the wind blows it away... but that day there was hardly a breeze to feel. Another fault was, it just so happened, one or more of these filters to keep flash fires to travel down the ventilators and into the ship were left off. As the gas lingered further, it became increasingly likely for somethi- and the Sansinena blew up. The force of the blast was immediately felt where the LA fireboats were stationed and without any orders they set out to combat the inferno. The amidships superstructure had been blown completely off the ship as amidships disintegrated and landed on the parallel wharf. The bow upended and stayed sticking out of the water while the stern stayed afloat. The fireboat pulled up along side to rescue the 46 stranded crew from her and got out of there. When the blaze was clear, it revealed a tanker that was no more, just charred and tangled remains. The total loss could have been more severe, but nonetheless 9 men died. It was because of this disaster, all tankers on the world’s oceans today are safer. They opt for higher ventilation pipes, individual ballast tanks; simple as it is, it saves countless lives.