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MOB Surface Swimmer

January 16 - January 17

MOB Surface Swimmer

Man Overboard Surface Swimmer

Tuition $650

To register for this two day course call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

Course Description
MOB is one of the worst alarms to hear while underway. Decisive action is of primary importance for a Person in the Water (PIW). The action taken in the first few seconds after a crew member falls overboard may decide the success of the recovery. This two-day course is designed for those persons who respond to incidents involving the rescue of a victim who is afloat on the surface of the water. The scope of the course is limited to training necessary for surface swimmer to assist a mariner overboard into a recovery device so they can safely be hoisted aboard the ship or a Fast Rescue Boat.
Course content the students will learn:
• MOB equipment and terminology
• Physiological effects of cold-water immersion
• Use of Jacobs cradle
• Use of life sling
• Use of swimmer tending line
• Hand signals
• Methods of water entry
• Rescue swimming procedures
• How to use a mask and snorkel
• Instruction and practice working with flotation devices
• Cross-chest control carries
• How to use thermal protective aids
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
• Describe the procedures consistent with the identified level of response capability to ensure that the rescue is performed in a manner that minimizes threats to rescuers and others.
• Discuss the inherent hazards associated with the waters served by the ship they are serving on.
• List the basic rescue techniques and procedures including components of a surface swimmer rescue.
• Identify surface swimmer defense techniques for release, and escapes from panicked victim.
• State the physiological and behavioral responses to cold water immersion.


January 16
January 17
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Northwest Maritime Academy


301 30th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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