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How Marine Electronics Protect Ships and Voyagers

Each year, 2,000 seafarers lost their lives, which is why commercial seafaring is considered to be the second most dangerous occupation in the world; deep-sea fishing is the first. In 2013, 138 ships were beyond recovery and 85 of those ships had actually sunk below water level. On average, two ships a week are lost at sea, mainly due to failures in emergency response, engineering, and seamanship, especially when those factors are combined with a ship navigating in bad weather or remote surroundings. Even though cruise ships and passenger ferries usually attract the most attention, since they mainly carry people, freighter ships account for the large majority of accidents.