Until the International Maritime Community sets up a vigorous system of enforcing implementation of the rules and imposes fines and penalties for each and every violation... it is a whitewash, a feint and a cover! So long as the concept of Flags of Convenience remains the convention ,the insurers take no action and the UN provides no tracking,monitoring and methodology...very little changes!!! I always believed there was an excess supply of available life jackets in the first place......I was led to believe so at the Lifeboat muster drills!!
Let's face it...if the power fails....in what mode does the electronic lock on my cabin door
fail???Locked or Unlocked??? With inadequate or no interior lighting on a tilting deck inside the bowels of a ship and the cabin door jammed...would you be returning to your cabin????