The Jason’s Cradle® FRC Kits are proven to aid in the safe and speedy recovery of man overboard victims in the preferred horizontal position. The marine safety equipment is currently in service globally with most Navies’ and are considered a vital piece of safety equipment. As a recommended Man Overboard System, the fast rescue craft safety kits are SOLAS Approved and guaranteed for 3 years.
The FRC kit consists of a Jason’s Cradle® with stowage bag and a fixing kit that enables the Cradle to be deployed on both the port and starboard side as required.
Deployment of the Cradle forms a non-collapsible scoop.
The FRC approaches the casualty slowly, keeping them on the windward side and the casualty is guided into the Cradle headfirst.
A strop is pulled to close the loop.
A co-ordinated and methodical lift takes place and ‘rolling’ him over the tube into the rescue craft in the medically preferred horizontal position retrieves the casualty.
Even with very heavy bodies the lift takes just a few seconds due to the Cradle’s 2 to 1 mechanical advantage.
How do I determine the type & size of Jason's Cradle® to suit my vessel?
The Standard unit is suitable for most vessels with up to 5m freeboard and is offered in three width options.
The FRC Kit is suitable for all Fast Rescue Craft and RIBS and is offered in two width options. Supplied with hypalon patches for inflatables or stainless steel pad eyes for hard hulls.
The Rescue Stretcher unit is suitable for high sided vessels, diver recovery and quayside rescue and is offered in two sizes.
The Scramble Net is suitable for high sided vessels, larger rescue zones and mass recovery/evacuation.
Our Bespoke Service offers the flexibility to meet all your requirements by tailoring the Jason's Cradle® man over board system to suit any vessel where the dimensions are outside the above provision of stock units.