The Boutakoff Manoeuvre is used when there is a man overboard.
It is mainly used to manoeuvre the ship to the point where the person fell overboard, without the use of positioning instruments and the person cannot be seen.
This method is mainly used by large vessels that cannot easily stop or make a half turn rapidly.
Depending on the type of ship and on the current, you may have to steer your original course plus 70 degrees for a certain amount of time. It is good to make some trials in advance.
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