The Fibrelight Cradle is lighter, more compact and more versatile than any comparable devices. The cradle requires only regular inspections and minimal maintenance every three years and can be inspected whilst on board the vessel. The cradle can be easily rolled and stowed.
Primarily designed for use by rescue craft, rigid inflatables and ship lifeboats and marinas, however it can have multiple other uses. It forms both a robust scramble net as well as a temporary stretcher for immediate casualty evacuation.
SOLAS approved and can be operated by a single crew member. The Cradle can also serve as a boarding ladder, scramble net and stretcher and has no parts to corrode or degrade in seawater This Cradle is lighter, more compact than any comparable devices. .
Regulation: SOLAS regulation III/17-1 requires that “All ships shall have ship-specific plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organisation. The plans and procedures shall identify the equipment intended to be used for recovery purposes and measures to be taken to minimise the risk to shipboard personnel involved in recovery operations.
Time line: Ships with Keels laid on/after 1 July 2014 will be required to comply with this resolution
Ships constructed before 1 July 2014 shall comply with this requirement by the first periodical or renewal safety equipment survey of the ship to be carried out after 1 July 2014 whichever comes first.”
General Info: The recovery plans and procedures should be considered as a part of the emergency preparedness plan required by paragraph 8 of Part A of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.