SABOT. Standardized Auxiliary Boat Operations Training Ninth District - Eastern Region COMO. Lew Wargo, Sr. DSO-OP/CQEC 15 April 2014 MOB-PIW. SABOT. MOB-PIW. MOB-PIW. TERMINAL PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE: In seas <4 feet, recover a simulated MOB/PIW,
Standardized Auxiliary Boat Operations Training
Ninth District - Eastern Region
COMO. Lew Wargo, Sr.
15 April 2014
TERMINAL PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:
In seas <4 feet, recover a simulated MOB/PIW,
using the direct pick-up approach method.
Recovery is completed when PIW is maintained
alongside and under positive control. Task is to
be completed <3 minutes .
COMDTINST M16794.51 & 52(series)
NOTE: Remember when doing this drill your boat crew will be short one crew person.
Try doing this exercise with one of your crew standing-down during this evolution! This can be very difficult if there is only the coxswain and one crew on the facility!
Methods to be used are:
1. Direct: Recover PIW using the reach and grab technique. (preferred)
2. Direct: Recover PIW using a boat hook.
3. In-direct: using a throwable device with a
4. Multiple PIWs using combination of direct
and in-direct approaches and recovery.
A. Alarm is given of a MOB
C. Type IV PFD is immediately deployed
E. Coxswain slows boat
H. Coxswain warns crew of turn and then executes
appropriate turn considering associated risks,
traffic, and prevailing weather conditions.
I. Coxswain assigns crew positions and tasking based
on PIW condition.
J. Confirm visually and verbally the position and condition of PIW.
K. Notify Controlling unit of MOB and position. Tell to “STAND-BY”
L. Determine pick-up point on boat
M. Make approach into prevailing force
N. Make a safe approach to PIW using the proper
helm and throttle controls, based on prevailing
O. Steer for PIW & release pointer when
P. During your approach, coxswain will
loose sight of the PIW & crew will have to
lean over the side and pass the PIW’s
relative position to the coxswain; PIW off
the bow, PIW off first stanchion, etc.
Q. The crew should notify the coxswain as the boat approaches the pick-up point so that
the coxswain can stop the boat in time.
R. As the boat gets to the pick-up point the
coxswain should turn the boat slightly
toward the PIW so as to drift onto the PIW
S. To stop the boat the coxswain should
give the engines a shot of reverse to take
all headway off.
T. The crew should assist the PIW into the
boat or if unconscious, Stabilize the PIW
to keep PIW’s head out of the water and
radio for assistance .
U. Once onboard, check the victim and
treat for shock.
V. Radio the controlling unit that PIW has been recovered and give the condition.
W. Debrief the crew starting with the least experienced member and finishing with the coxswain.