A Pocket Guide to Recovery Techniques, 2014 Edition (IA947E)
This pocket guide sets out the SOLAS requirements relating to onboard recovery plans and provisions and provides practical guidance on recovery of persons from the water.
SOLAS regulation III/17-1, Recovery of persons from the water, requires all ships on international voyages to have ship-specific plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water, taking into account guidelines developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and identifying the equipment intended to be used for recovery purposes and the measures to be taken to minimise the risk to shipboard personnel.
This pocket guide discusses implementation of onboard recovery plans and procedures, with reference to MSC Circular 1447, ‘Guidelines for the development of plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water’. It sets out techniques for different rescue scenarios, such as recovery of persons in survival craft and persons in the water, and identifies possible difficulties that may be encountered in a rescue operation. It also looks at immediate care for persons rescued from the water.
Introduction: your part in recovery at sea
Aims and contents of this guide
The task of recovery: possible problems
Planning for recovery
Providing assistance prior to recovery
The recovery process – general considerations
Bringing people to the side of the ship – the approach
Bringing people to the side of the ship – rescue craft and lines
Getting people aboard the ship: factors to consider
Getting people aboard the ship: climbing and lifting
Standing by when people cannot be recovered
The immediate care of people recovered
Appendix 1: Recovery: Master’s checklist
Appendix 2: Extracts from MSC Circular 1447 ‘Guidelines for the development of plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water’
As a specialised agency of the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.
In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.
Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- January 2015
- Book Height:
- 210 mm
- Book Width:
- 100 mm
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