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View Poll Results: I've experienced a major MOB event
Yes 6 17.14%
No 24 68.57%
something that falls between/outside yes/no 5 14.29%
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:36   #1
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Don't want to start some safety word battle. But I wonder how many people have had a man over board that was a "real" MOB. By this not a minor slip over board in calm conditions that while people can easily get hurt on, isn't a big issue to get the person back on the boat.

In 11 year the only MOB I've seen is at the dock. That was a serious problem, but not what I asking so I voted No.
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Well there must be more boats out there that have or have not had a MOB
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We haven’t, but dock neighbor did, old man fell in at Brunswick when the old railing broke, had a heck of a time getting him out, took the firemen that showed up cause we did call 911. He was big and heavy and not healthy at all. Ever seen a couple that you can tell that they waited too long to start cruising?
I’ve seen what I believe was a drunk walk off the dock in PC does that count?
However I assume you really meant while at sea, and no we haven’t and as far as I know we have never met anyone that has, hopefully it’s a rare occurrence.
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We had a woman ovb. My wife jumped in after my flip flop and I tried to save her. Total cluster F. We realized that if I fell in, it would be over. It was a very sad experience.
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Lots of people go over from the docks (I was there for that guy in BLM) and the one I have seen was at dock (with TS Michael going on so the 80 year guy in the water was pretty major). Funny that my wife has also gone over to save one on my sandals that she knocked over (was on anchor).

But yes, the poll and thread is about "while underway"
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Lost a crewmember under the lifeline during a summer race in the Puget Sound. Dropped sails, threw a Lifesling and pulled him back aboard. All very quickly; had 7 crew most very experienced. Not what would happen with just the wife and myself
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Over many years, I've had a crewman go overboard on two occasions (to clarify - not the same crewman on both occasions. ) And seen it happen on a few other boats.

All while racing keelboats in-harbour in warm tropical waters where it's not a major drama and a slightly higher level of risk is acceptable.

Off-shore, never - largely as a result of enforcing a higher safety standard in that situation.
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1989 900 miles due east of Barbados. Me going over so i voted yes.
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We were underway! That is why it was worth mentioning.
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We had a woman ovb.
Haven't you heard? There's no need to stipulate "women ovb"

In a recent thread here, we arbitrarily decided that MOB = "Mortal Over Board" so you can use the term regardless of the overboardee's gender assignment be it physical or self identified, binary or non-binary.
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Hat overboard a couple of times.. successful recoveries made for good practice.
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Haven't you heard? There's no need to stipulate "women ovb"
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Hat overboard a couple of times.. successful recoveries made for good practice.

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I read something about his guy who swam thru the garbage patch. He said swimming in big seas was fun. If everybody onboard could think like that and carry some sort of beacon, it would help with the drama.
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Lost the Chief of the Slyaman Indian Village o/b one night about 3:00 am while deadheading to Saltry Bay from Powell River. He was drunk as were most of us after closing down the pub in Powell River. Hit his head on the railing on the seiner we were working on at the time. Cause of death was drowning before the skiff men were able to get to him in the skiff. Kept a light on him the whole time but all we saw was his back! Very large man and skiffmen could not get him back aboard without using the power block!
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