Just had a families day out on one of Pussers Grey Liners and during an excellent day out they practised the "Man Overboard" Drill.They said that they could resue the man overboard within 4 minutes. So they duly threw Fred the Dummy over the side,came around to port to launch the Sea Boat and also for the Swimmer of the Watch to go in and rescue poor Fred. When Fred was about 20 yards off the Port side they ordered The Swimmer of the Watch to jump over the side from the Port waist and swim to Freds aid. Now at this point The Swimmer of the Watch lost it and couldnt jump over the side to rescue Fred,so whilst everyone stood and watched this happening poor Fred was washed around the other side of the ship and it took a good 10 mins to get another swimmer dressed up and ready to go,but by this time they had decided to launch the Sea Boat and get poor Fred.(RIP Fred !!) My point is this,the swimmer of the watch was a WREN, and at no point did anyone shout at her from the Bridge to get her arse in gear etc,and when I questioned this I was told by various Ships Coy,if it had been a bloke he would have been given serious grief from everyone,but because it was a female no one can bawl her out or reprimand her in anyway. Im not Sexist in anyway but Im glad I wasnt that man overboard today !!