Safety ladder now available in a sock
SOS Recovery Ladder can now be set up in readiness for fast deployment.
SOS Marine has announced that, due to popular demand from short-handed crews and those who want to prepare well beforehand, the Australian-designed SOS Recovery Ladder can now be enclosed in its own 'sock' for attachment to the toe rail, ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice.
According to SOS Marine, once the ladder is secured to boat, it is then concertina folded into the sock leaving the release rope protruding downwards. The ladder can then be extended out by pulling down on the release rope whilst at sea level.
The SOS Recovery Ladder is a two-in-one safety system designed to perform two types of recovery using the one product. The rungs can be used as a ladder or the entire shape can be used to lift a victim horizontally, parbuckle recovery style.
Unlike typical boarding ladders, the 'soft' design of the mesh boarding ladder with lightweight rungs is designed not to injure the victim when the boat rolls.
The ladder has been developed by local marine rescue specialists, SOS Marine, and was recently short-listed for the prestigious Design Award METS (DAME) competition held in conjunction with the METSTRADE show.
The new sock, which weighs only 470 grams and measures 257cm long, is available from leading ships chandlers, Whitworths, SOS Marine and Southern Seas.