The Earth’s oceans contain roughly 321 million cubic miles of water, which is trillions upon trillions of gallons of liquid, stretching across more than 70% of our planet’s surface area and amounting to roughly 99% of the Earth’s total living-space.
The sea can be a very dangerous place to work and play so it pays to be aware of the most common dangers. Being knowledgeable about what can go wrong on the water can help an awful lot in minimising the risks.
Sailing a ship across broad expanses of ocean can, by its very nature, be an isolating experience. Many challenges might be presented, particularly when it comes to dealing with sickness and other medical emergencies.