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Re: Suicide at Sea and captain charged
Doing an actual MOB procedure is not always easy as Mark points out. Practicing should always be a good thing to do.
Case in point: Last year a the START of the Chicago Mackinac race a sailor fell overboard, a mere 5 minutes into the race on a pro boat with pro crew at noon in broad daylight. There were 300 or so entrants. His body was found a week later.
The race organisers did a report on this. It was a good sized boat, 50 something feet. 20-25 knots, seas 6-8 ft.
The spotters saw him in the water, they got the boat stopped and turned around and made 3 passes to try and recover. On the third atempt, after an estimated 6 minutes they lost track of him.