Recovering a Person Overboard
When a person falls or is knocked overboard into the water, a potentially life threatening condition exists.
To retrieve persons in the water you should use:
You should practice rescue procedures for the particular type of vessel you have under your control.
The rescue procedure to recover a person overboard should include:
When someone falls overboard, immediately:
In reduced visibility or if it is not possible to keep the person in sight consider the "Williamson Turn" manoeuvre.
The effectiveness of this manoeuvre will vary with each vessel and with weather and sea conditions.
Practice it - it may save a life.