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Man Overboard Recovery

Using a loop of rope

A conscious casualty can be lifted out of the water by standing on a rope looped over the side and attached at one end to a winch, which is used to raise the rope.

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Using a sheet of material or netting.

A piece of netted material or a sail is stretched across the toe rail and the head is attached to a pulley arrangement supported from the main halyard. The casualty is rolled up the boat by manually pulling on the pulley or via a winch block; hoisting the halyard.

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Using strops

A single or double strop is used to lift the casualty out of the water with the boom or a halyard.

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Using a ladder

Using a fixed or flexible ladder to recovery the casualty.

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