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Persons Recovery from Water Manual

A plan to provide guidance on Recovery Persons from water and provide first aid assistance on board

Regulatory Reference: IAMSAR VOL. I/II/III, IMO MSC. 1 Circ. 1185 Rev.01, IMO MSC.1 Circ. 1182, IMO MSC.1 Circ. 1447, SOLAS Regulation III – 17.1

Regulatory Reference


New SOLAS regulation III/17-1 requirements came into force on July 1st, 2014 requiring all ships to have ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water. Scope of this plan is to provide guidance for the Development of Plans and Procedures for Recovery Techniques and Cold Water Survival, fully complying with IMO Requirements.

Indicative Contents

  • Persons Recovery Planning
  • Roles, Responsibility and Training
  • Persons Recovery Operations
  • Post Recovery Assistance
  • Cold Water Survival
  • Risk Assessment
  • Vessel Specific Information

Info/ Plans Required

  • Ship Specific Information (Questionnaire to be submitted)


  • Master will have a guidance with respect to the planning and conducting recovery operations
  • Procedures as per vessel specific arrangements
  • Detailed instructions and responsibilities
  • Updated with latest requirements and legislation
  • Follows the guidance of UN and ICS for refugees
  • Easy record keeping during operation
  • Already inspected by most MoU’s PSC Officers / inspector surveyors

We will Ensure

  • Full compliance with national and international regulations and common marine practice
  • Real life documentation addressed to senior officers and crew onboard
  • Full integration of any client specific requirements
  • Full support provided after development in line with our Document Support Policy

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