M.O.B. – WITNESSED

NO LIFELINE

1.    

YELL “MAN OVERBOARD”.

2.    

AT THE HELM

 

UNDER POWER - TURN THE BOAT! 

Turn a wide circle to the side the person fell in.  As you approach the person:

·       PUT the engine into NEUTRAL as you coast to the person.

·       PULL out the gear engagement pin ONCE the have a line to the person in the water and the person at the boat’s side.

 

 

UNDER SAIL – UPWIND/DOWNWIND:

·       SAIL A BIG CIRCLE (UPWIND) or A BIG “8” (DOWNWIND). 

·       Tack through the wind.

·       LET the jib back – do not pull it across. 

·       CENTER the BOOM.

·       Luff up next to the person in the water(UPWIND) or throw a line to the lee (DOWNWIND).

·       If needed - Furl the JIB &  START the motor – proceed as UNDER MOTOR.

With thanks to the NZCG for the pictures and ideas:  http://www.boatingsafety.com/nzcg/pleasure.html

 

 

UNDER SAIL – DOWNWIND UNDER POLES:

·       STOP THE BOAT without ripping out the mast. 

·       Tack into the wind to stop the boat.  DO NOT JIBE THE BOOM.

·       CENTER the BOOM & Furl the JIB

·       START the motor – proceed as UNDER MOTOR.

·       Worry about the pole later – the guys will hold it in place.

3.    

POINTER:

·       Yell “POINTER” and POINT to the person in the water AT ALL TIMES.

·       Try to KEEP VISUAL CONTACT with the person in the water.

·       Move about the boat as necessary.

·       Do NOT fall in yourself!

·       If visual contact lost for two minutes or more – SEND GMDSS DISTRESS call.

4.    

EVERYONE ELSE

·       THROW HORSESHOES. 

·       Stay out of the POINTER’s way.

·       Work the sails – listen to the HELM.

·       If you are near the person in the water – THROW THE DANBOY case.

5.    

GET THE PERSON BACK ABOARD.

·       Use the RED spinnaker halyards. 

·       Lead them aft around the outside of the stays if needed. 

·       Use MOB SLING (Seat outside oilskin locker) or fashion a BIG bowline loop under both armpits.

·       If the person went UNDER the deck edge wire lifelines, you will have to release their personal lifeline to get them back aboard.

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