The story behind an image – Abandoned ship
Recently I had my 2000th sale. The image ”Abandon ship” is taken when participating in a STCW Basic Safety Training course. During the training you will learn how to act in various emergency situations onboard of a ship. Subjects being trained are: elementary first aid, personal safety and social responsibilities, personal survival techniques, fire prevention and fire fighting. The course leads to an international certificate for seagoing personnel which needs to be renewed every five years with a Basic Safety refresh course.
I have made a small collection on DT named Safety at Sea. The idea is to cover a topic that is not very well covered. If you, as an example, search the key words: ”Abandon ship”, you will find 724 results. But more than 90 percent of theese images shows Abandoned ships and a very few accurate situations showing abandon ship.
Why all this? The reason for working on such a specialized topic is that I am a part time seaman aboard the Swedish tallship and brig Tre Kronor wich you can find in my collection Tallships, Squareriggers And Windjammers Photos.
I bet that many of you have some special skills, interrest or profession that needs to be better covered here on DT. In that case – dont hesitate to upload editorial images – most of my images are editorial. To make the buyers find your image – always write correct and relevant keywords.And do not forget to always bring a camera!
Cheers from Stockholm :-)
Photo credits: Per Björkdahl.