Fairline Yacht Rescue near Barrow Furness

On June 21st 2018 a distress signal was received saying that the Trimaran Barbie was taking in water and needed immediate assistance, the Fairline Surveyor was in the area and answered the call. Photographs show Fairline with only a crew of four, doing their monthly rescue drill.   The skipper’s[…]

International Maritime Organisation

MSC.1/Circ.1182/Rev.1 Annex, page 13 davits; windlass, winches; and purpose-built recovery devices, including manual-lifting devices. 5  The following points should be borne in mind: Lifting devices should be rigged so that those recovered can be lifted clear of hazards and landed on deck in a safe area. If possible, lines led[…]


MSC.1/Circ.1182 ANNEX Page 15 9.8 The rescue basket usually takes the form of a metal frame with floats/fenders around its perimeter and the lifting hook made fast to the top of the frame, clear of people inside. The basket floats partially submerged, so that people can easily enter it or[…]

Testing and Trials

“On the 21st of August 2006, at Lowestoft College Wave Tank, tests were carried out on three new man overboard cages with extra buoyancy and aluminium net bases. Present at the tests was a representative from a ferry company and all cages underwent various casualty recovery situations in extreme conditions.[…]

Technical Summary

The primary function of the cage is to perform a speedy recovery of a casualty from the water/sea by enabling the casualty ready access to the cage following its deployment from the vessel. Alternatively, at the discretion of the person responsible for the cage, (e.g. Skipper of the vessel), the[…]