This was the battery used for navigation instruments. No tie downs, no over current protection, simply sitting on the floor not even in a battery box...
Commercial Boat #3
Live dangling wires, no wire support, live dangling terminal blocks etc. etc....
Commercial Boat #4
So many of the wires on this vessel were split and cracked it was scary... This is inside a 240V panel...
Commercial Boat #5
These were connected to a switch that was able to be activated....
Commercial Boat #6
This gives new meaning to the term "free air"... Yep this switch was LIVE!!!
Commercial Boat #7
Another live panel with no wire support or even a panel cover. The cover was "long gone".....
Vessel Safety Inspection, Really?
Keep in mind the 7 "Commercial Boat" pictures you just saw were all on the boat proudly carrying this USCG safety examination sticker certifying it for 100+ nm off shore work in cold water.
The vessel safety inspection numbers were edited out by me in an attempt to protect the innocent.. (wink)
If this is what a USCG "safety examination" means you might want to think twice before signing on to work on a commercial fishing vessel.... (grin)..
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