A POCKET GUIDE TO RECOVERY TECHNIQUES
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This is the official IMO released publication providing seafarers with the required guidance relating to the recovery techniques. Recovery of the people from water is one of the things that seafarers may encounter while working on board ships. This may be someone overboard from their vessel, such as a crew member or passenger, or their vessel may be responding to the emergency signal received from another ship.
In many regions, particularly when out of range of the SAR, i.e. search and rescue, facilities based ashore, your vessel may actually be the only rescue unit available, or the first one to be there in time. Most of the vessels are required to have plans and procedures covering the recovery of people from water, and the plans shall be ship-specific. You capability will become a matter of highest importance would you be required to participate in any recovery operation.
It means that every person engaged in such activities shall be aware of the above mentioned procedures and plans and be prepared to follow them. The process of recovery is not easy and may actually be even more complicated by the size of the vessel, physical capabilities of people to be recovered, movement between the ships and craft alongside, and other aspects all of which shall be taken into consideration...
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