fall overboard

fall overboard

to fall from a boat or a ship into the water. (See also go overboard) Someone fell overboard and they had to stop the boat and go back. The lady's sunglasses fell overboard.
See also: fall, overboard
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And are you sure, Miss Strong, that you saw a body fall overboard last night?
I do not know that he drank at all--he certainly had not been drinking up to half an hour before I saw that body fall overboard," she answered, "for I was with him on deck up to that time.
where, when seamen fall overboard, they are sometimes found, months afterwards, perpendicularly frozen into the hearts of fields of ice, as a fly is found glued in amber.
D'you suppose I'd fall overboard into your dirty little boat for fun?
He had been shipped in a hurry in Shanghai, that trip when the second officer brought from home had delayed the ship three hours in port by contriving (in some manner Captain MacWhirr could never understand) to fall overboard into an empty coal-lighter lying alongside, and had to be sent ashore to the hospital with concussion of the brain and a broken limb or two.
She said she hadn't time to get sick, watching to see that I didn't fall overboard.
The report shows that cruise lines still need to develop rules on video surveillance to detect criminal activity, transmitting emergency signals to surrounding vessels and measures for detecting when people fall overboard.
One of his colleagues saw him fall overboard and the sea was relatively calm at the time.
No one saw him fall overboard and despite a major search his body has not been found an inquest jury at Llangefni heard.
It is not known how the woman, thought to be from Hertfordshire, came to fall overboard from the Princess Seaways DFDS Ferry.
commercial fishing deaths, the majority occurred after a vessel disaster (261 deaths, 52%) or a fall overboard (155 deaths, 31%).
He said there was no killcord - a lanyard worn by the driver which cuts the engine if they fall overboard - on board the Rib.
Despite loading and fastening regulations, containers regularly fall overboard during the stormy months of the year.
When loyal members of the crew give all they have to save the ship they do not rock the boat hoping the skipper will fall overboard.
There were all-night partyers trying not to fall overboard as the fitness freaks jogged past them at sunup.