Being employed as an offshore oil rig worker is dangerous. Commercial divers have perhaps one of the most hazardous jobs of all though.
An explosion or fire emerging while out on the sea can be terrifying. You only have so much of your ship you can navigate around. These flames can severely damage the ship and potentially leave passengers stranded until they receive assistance from firefighters or the U.S. Coast Guard.
Working on cruise ships can be dangerous, as some workers recently discovered when a crane slammed into a cruise ship in the Bahamas.
It's easy to point to outside factors in a boating accident. Maybe the weather suddenly got bad, and a storm came up. Maybe the boat malfunctioned in some way out at sea. Maybe the map was wrong and did not pinpoint where the rocks and shoals actually lay.
When it comes to safety training on a cruise ship, the whole crew needs training on how to respond to emergency situations. Cruises are massive vessels where anyone can easily get lost and left behind if they are unaware of what’s going on and what they need to do.
Ocean fishing is often referred to as one of the most dangerous professions in the world. It takes lives and leads to serious injuries. The high demand for fish means that it's a viable career and a lot of people still turn to this trade, but they have to understand the risks.