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Jonty Pearce – VHF radio during a man overboard - Yachting Monthly (blog)

We all know the RYA-recommended drill, but this sometimes needs a little adaptation when applied to cruising couples. It became evident that those with a radio to hand in the cockpit had an advantage. 50 per cent of the delegates (mostly pelagic cruising couples) had their main DSC radio so fitted. During our first presentation at the Cruising Association MOB seminar, the issue of when to send a Mayday arose. Carol feels that the Mayday should be sent after the MOB has been secured because on Aurial the DSC VHF radio is currently below decks at the chart table: to send an alert means leaving the boat unmanned and the MOB potentially having drifted out... Source: www.yachtingmonthly.com