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 cage can be used as a temporary safe haven for a
casualty subject to suitable weather conditions prevailing at
the time of deployment.
The cage has undergone successfully, extensive tests in the Fresh
Water Wave Tank at the Lowestoft Nautical College in conditions
which reflect adverse weather conditions:
- Each Rescue Cage is tested & stamped
for a Safe Working Load of 300 Kilos.
- Rescue Cages can be supplied
alone with all necessary lifting strops & guide ropes or
in an aluminium container with all necessary lifting strops & guide
ropes that allow the cage to be deployed in under 20 seconds.
Cages can be supplied with Traditional Synthetic Netting
Base or Aluminium Diamond Grill Base according to individual
- Cage can be attached to vessel with some slack on the lifting
strop till casualty is ready to lifted on board, this stops
the cage being affected by the roll and pitch of the vessel.
- The floats act as rollers
and protect the casualty from jarring if it is required to
pull the Rescue Cage
- Each Rescue Cage has reflective tape
fitted that allows the cage to be seen better in dark conditions
- Cages entry point floats approximately
300mm under surface to allow easy entry for casualties.
five and four float Cages are big enough to hold two persons
but did lift three in trials.
- Cages are low maintenance but
like all Safety Products should be checked periodically.
can be lowered or dropped into the water whichever method is
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. The company as a result of seeing
the man overboard recovery capabilities and advantages, have now
placed their first order for the equipment ."