Persons overboard or missing When somebody has fallen overboard or has gone missing, the cover provided by the P&I insurers is involved. The Company, the P&I insurer or their local correspondents should therefore be contacted. 3.10.

Persons overboard or missing

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Persons overboard or missing


When somebody has fallen overboard or has gone missing, the cover provided by the P&I insurers is involved. The Company, the P&I insurer or their local correspondents should therefore be contacted.

3.10.1 Actions to be taken

There should be a procedure under the vessel’s SMS dealing with actions to be taken when somebody has fallen overboard or is reported missing. Reference should also be made to the vessel’s Emergency Contingency Plan.

3.10.2 evidence to be collected
  • Date and vessel’s time of the incident, local and UTC
  • all persons attending the bridge at the time of the incident
  • exact location on board from where the person fell or the time and place the missing person was last seen
  • vessel’s position at the time of the incident or when the person was reported missing
  • course and speed at the time of the incident or when the person was reported missing
  • prevailing weather and visibility at the time of the incident or when the person was reported missing (keep any weather records)
  • prevailing tide and currents at the time of the incident or when the person was reported missing
  • name, rank and duties of the person having fallen overboard or gone missing
  • STCW records of working and rest hours of of the person having fallen over board or gone missing
  • last activity carried out by the person having fallen overboard or gone missing
  • question the officer/other crew supervising/assisting the person having fallen overboard or gone missing
  • check whether the work was authorised under the permit-towork system
  • name, rank and duties of the person(s) who last saw the person having fallen overboard or gone missing
  • the impression given when last seen as to appearance and mental state, of the person having fallen overboard or gone missing
  • any indications that the person having fallen overboard or gone missing was suicidal
  • measures and actions taken and duration of the search/rescue of the person having fallen overboard or gone missing
  • results of the measures and actions taken
  • exact time and contents of radio messages transmitted to and received from the coastal search and rescue station
  • exact time and contents of radio messages transmitted to and received from other vessels in the vicinity
  • names and positions of other vessels with which messages were exchanged
  • names of other vessels involved and duration of their active participation in the search and rescue exercise.

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3.10 Persons overboard or missing

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