MAN OVERBOARD INCIDENCE :


One trainee seaman fell into the water from the pilot ladder, while signing on at Denmark. The temperature of the water was 5°C. The chief officer was on bridge with the pilot and the Master. Immediately the rescue boat was lowered and the Chief officer set out to rescue the seaman. The seaman could not get into the boat, due to his inexperience. Since he was fat, he could hold onto the chill water. The chief officer has to wear the immersion suit, went into the water and enabled him to board the rescue boat. Meanwhile the shore based rescue boat came alongside the ship and took the seaman to the hospital. The ship proceeded on the voyage.