There are a lot of very dangerous professions in the United States, and people often do not know just how risky they are.
Working offshore takes a specific type of person. There is a level of toughness necessary to live such a rigorous and dangerous lifestyle. Crew members that work at sea are susceptible to a wide array of injuries that can make it difficult to continue working or potentially damage their quality of life.
When you think about the risks of working on a ship, odds are that you think about the major issues: Getting swept overboard, getting injured with ropes or heavy machinery, getting trapped on a sinking vessel, and things of this nature.