Having found the casualty in the water Rich du Moulin looks at options for getting them aboard without further injury
In Part I the big takeaway was the importance for an offshore crew of developing their own MOB plan based on:
- 'Train the way you fight; Fight the way you train’. Practise on your own boat, with your own crew and in all conditions.
- Every boat is unique with its own handling characteristics that must be taken into account to develop the best MOB recovery technique for that boat.
- Owner/skipper – being responsible is the essential definition of leadership.
An ancient quote pulls this all together: ‘In an emergency we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training’ (Archilochus, 650BC).
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