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What actions should be carried out during Man Over Board?

02 Sep '18, 14:10

Sept. 2, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
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Answer:

Firstly, check your Company Manual and the ship's specific guidelines.
Common list of actions is as follows:

  1. Release the MOB lifebuoy from the bridge.
  2. Start executing Williamson Turn.
  3. Raise the MOB alarm on ship’s bell and whistle.
  4. Plot the position.
  5. Press MOB button on GPS or ECDIS.
  6. Inform Master.
  7. Ask for extra lookout, never lose sight of that person.
  8. Inform sight leader about the emergency.
  9. Inform Engine Room to change to manoeuvring speed.
  10. Engage Manual Steering.
  11. If require assistance from other ships then make an Urgency Broadcast on channel 16 (156.8MHz).
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02 Sep '18, 14:12

Sept. 2, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
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