Maritime drowning is a high risk for seamen, despite improved safety and technology in recent years. It’s important to understand that drownings happen both at sea and on vessels that are in port or tied to a dock. Longshoremen, harbor workers, and workers on offshore oil platforms have a risk of drowning alongside other maritime workers like commercial fishermen who may spend more time at sea. Maritime workers deal with inherent risks in their jobs, and falling overboard is one of the biggest. Sadly, a fall overboard is often fatal.