The Humble Danbuoy - Fully Understand its Importance

From : May 2017


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The humble Danbuoy that sits on the stern of sailing vessels is probably the most ignored piece of equipment on most boats, however it is undoubtedly one of the most important when it comes to Man Overboard (MOB) situations. During examining and surveying of vessels it has more often than not been noted that the Danbuoy sits in its holder with no light, floating or otherwise, no lifering and no drogue attached. 


All four are vital pieces of equipment in the event of a MOB.


This is particularly important at night and at speed in bad weather and lumpy seas when a MOB situation can arise - a vital time critical situation. There have been many