Action in case of Man Overboard

  1. Helm hard over on the side which the man has fallen.
  2. Release lifebuoy with smoke signal.
  3. Press GPS MOB button.
  4. Sound emergency alarm.
  5. Main engines for immediate manoeuvring.
  6. Inform master.
  7. Post lookouts.
  8. Sound emergency signal “O” on fog signal. Broadcast by VHF to all vessels in the vicinity. Hoist ICS flag “O”.
  9. Turn out rescue boat- muster crew and standby.
  10. Continuous monitoring of vessels position on chart.
  11. Rescue the man overboard and put the person in Thermal protective Aid (TPA) to avoid extra body heat loss.
  12. Start the first aid as required.
  13. Update weather reports.
  14. Log book entries.

In other words, We can Summarize Actions as follow :-

Each ship should have a contingency plan in the event that someone falls overboard. The plan should take into account the particular characteristics of the ship, the life-saving equipment available and the size of the crew.

The action taken if the bridge watchkeeping officer observes someone falling from the main deck into the sea. This would include:

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