Emergencies

Man Overboard Drill

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How to respond to crew overboard under sail • Keep the MOB in sight • Tack into the heave-to position, do not adjust the headsail sheets • If under spinnaker, alter course to windward and haul sail down immediately • Throw buoyancy to the MOB • Mark MOB with dan buoy • If within earshot of MOB reassure them you are manoeuvring into recovery position• Steer onto a...

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Man Overboard Drill

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Man Overboard Drill – Getting the MOB aboard Getting an MOB aboard a boat can be very challenging. The MOB is likely to be exhausted, shocked, cold or injured and will have little strength to help themselves aboard. • Once alongside, tether MOB to the boat using a line looped around their arms with a bowline • Ensure boat is stopped and engine in neutral• An...

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Boating emergency – how to broadcast a MAYDAY emergency call

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How to broadcast a MAYDAY emergency call   How to broadcast a MAYDAY emergency call if a vessel or person is in grave and imminent danger and immediate assistance is required: • Check that your VHF radio is on and high power setting is selected Select Channel 16 (or 2182kHz for MF) • Press the transmit button and say slowly and clearly: “MAYDAY, MAYDAY,...

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