The Fibrelight Cradle is a SOLAS approved ‘Man Overboard Recovery Device’ that has the versatility to recover casualties into many different types and sizes of vessels.
The Fibrelight Cradle is a maritime recovery system that can be operated by a single crew member. The Cradle also serves as a boarding ladder, scramble net and stretcher.
The Fibrelight Cradle is lighter, more compact and more versatile than any comparable devices on the market. The Cradle requires only regular inspections and minimal maintenance, so there is no requirement to pay for annual servicing.
The Cradle has been primarily designed for use by rescue craft, rigid inflatables, ship lifeboats and marinas, however it is currently in use in many other vessels and industries.
The Fibrelight Cradle enables MOB recovery by one end of the Cradle being secured to the craft and the outboard end being held away from the boat by hand, boat hook or bridle. The MOB is then guided into the Cradle and once securely in the outboard end of the Cradle is then hauled in rung by rung. Using this par-buckling action the MOB is safely rolled up and over the side of the craft.