Man overboard is an emergency situation where in a ship’s crew member falls out at sea. The alarm & Initial Action to be taken are clearly described in this article.
Learn about the three most common manoeuvres are executed to turn a vessel back towards a man overboard in order to carry out rescue operation at sea.
A chemical tanker planned to take on stores while underway via a small re-supply boat. Find out how a ship-to-ship transfer turned into an unfortunate event.
A deck crewmember went to the bridge to make a telephone call. He saw a slipper lying on the grating by the lifebuoy, realizing he had not seen the OOW when he came to the bridge, he concluded something was wrong…
A tanker was at anchor. The on-signing crew boarded via the combination pilot ladder and gangway. As the fifth crew was boarding, he stepped from the pilot ladder onto the lower platform of the accommodation ladder but then slipped and fell into the water.
A crew member while removing outermost long lashing rod in preparation for discharge once berthed went overboard after losing balance. He was never found and was presumed drowned.
A port chaplain in Canada has spoken about the grief felt by the family and crewmates of a Sri Lankan Second Officer who fell overboard in the Saint Lawrence River.
The man over board rescue system consists of an absolute rescue gear which is apt to pull up a person thrown overboard, back onto the boat. It is designed to be enduringly placed on top of the rail. It is made up of a floating mechanism by means of a safety buckle that is linked…
A really brief, strange and shocking video shows a cargo ship dropping its anchor on a tug boat, almost tipping the boat over and resulting in man overboard.