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Surface Swimmer

Man Overboard Recovery

Course Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

MOB is one of the worst alarms to hear while underway. Decisive action is of primary importance for a Person in the Water (PIW). The action taken in the first few seconds after a crew member falls overboard may decide the success of the recovery. This two-day course is designed for those persons who respond to incidents involving the rescue of a victim who is afloat on the surface of the water. The scope of the course is limited to training necessary for surface swimmer to assist a mariner overboard into a recovery device so they can safely be hoisted aboard the ship or a Fast Rescue Boat.


In this course you will learn:
• MOB equipment and terminology
• Physiological effects of cold-water immersion
• Use of Jacobs cradle

*Also available to organizations for on-site training.

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