What is a Man Overboard Situation?

A man overboard situation on a ship refers to the emergency situation when a person falls or is swept overboard from the ship into the water.

It is a critical emergency that requires prompt action to be taken by the crew to rescue the person and prevent them from drowning or succumbing to hypothermia.

Man overboard situations can occur due to a variety of reasons such as rough weather, slippery decks, lack of safety equipment, or human error.

Proper training and equipment are essential to effectively respond to and prevent man overboard situations on ships.



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