Assessment OICNW-5-1A

Maneuver for man overboard

Assessed in MT-4133 Bridge Resource Management


On a ship at sea or in a full mission simulator, upon receiving notification of a Man-Overboard.

Performance Requirements

Behavior Standard
The student will: During assessment, the student shall, at a minimum:

Immediately initiate either a Williamson Turn or Anderson Turn (as appropriate for conditions), return the vessel to the MOB, and give the command to launch the rescue boat.

  1. Order full rudder to the side of MOB and place engines on stand by (do not reduce speed);
  2. Simulate releasing the lighted buoy;
  3. Sound MOB signal if other vessels are in sight;
  4. Mark (if equipped) the ship’s position on ARPA/GPS;
  5. Simulate a “Pan” call on the VHF notifying any vessels in vicinity of the MOB;
  6. Complete the recovery turn;
  7. State that the rescue boat would be prepared for launch; or scrambling nets rigged on correct side of the vessel; 8. State that when on the reciprocal of the original course, the vessel will be slowed and stopped within .1 nm of the MOB to begin the recovery/search.

Supports Table A-II/1 officer in charge of a navigation watch

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Manoeuvre the ship

A9.1 Ship maneuvering and handling

Knowledge of:

  1. the effects of deadweight, draught, trim, speed and under-keel clearance on turning circles and stopping distances
  2. the effects of wind and current on ship handling
  3. manoeuvres and procedures for the rescue of person overboard
  4. squat, shallow-water and similar effects
  5. proper procedures for anchoring and mooring

Maneuver for man overboard

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00