What is Williamsons turn for Man overboard ?

Williamsons Turn –

In an immediate action situation rudder hard over to the side of the person overboardwilliamson turn2

  • Makes good original track line
  • Good in restricted visibility
  • Simple
  • Takes the ship farther away from the scene of incident
  • Slow procedure

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You may also know  about scharnov turn:

Scharnov Turn –

Not to be used in an immediate action situation

  • Will take vessel back into her wake
  • Less distance in covered saving time
  • Cannot be carried out effectively unless the time elapsed between occurrence of the incident and the commencement of the manoeuvre is known.

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