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CATCH and LIFT MOB Rescue System

The CATCH and LIFT rescue system offers significant advantages for "men overboard" and their crew. Greater security for all concerned!

CATCH and LIFT is easy to use in stressful situations and under difficult weather conditions even by an inexperienced crew member.

  • No muscle power is required for Man Overboard Rescue as it operates from the rudder.
  • No dangerous approach manoeuvres, no risky physical handling on the ship's side
  • No time wasted on modifications on sailing ship or on re-hooking the MoB.

The case includes every necessity for the rescue of the person gone overboard.

Price:  £459.95(Inc. VAT @ 20%)
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The CATCH and LIFT rescue system combines two stages of rescue in one:

  1. Connects to the MOB
  2. MOB is lifted back on board

The system comprises of six components -

 A    PULLEY 

Attaches to the vessel with a snap hook. Possible hooking points are on the right or on the left of the shrouds or at the end of the boom (topping lift). The pulley is pivoted, and any twists in the ropes become automatically untwisted during the return process. Furthermore, the pulley is fitted with a rope cleat which secures the returned rope and, thus, the MOB immediately upon their return on-board.

 B    RESCUE SLING 

The rescue sling features a red hand strap, and has several features -
• Heaving line: approx 40m of floating line stowed in two pockets
• Brake function: when floating rope is unstrapped, the two pockets fill with water and the sling can be steered to the MOB with pinpoint accuracy.
• Snap hook: identical to the snap hook on the pulley, the hook can be easily snapped onto the lifting point of the MOBs lifejacket, even with cold, stiff fingers.

 C    SEA ANCHOR 

To ensure that the sea anchor only unfolds in water (and not on board the vessel in poor weather conditions), it is packed in an environmentally friendly protective cover that completely dissolves in water in 3 seconds. The sea anchor opens quickly, automatically and reliably as soon as it's surrounded by water.

 D    FLOATING ROPE 

Floats in water and is clearly visible on the surface. Total length is about 60 metres; measured from the pulley, about 50 metres of rope is available for the surrounding of the MOB. The remaining 10 metres of rope remains for the sea anchor to be jettisoned unimpeded into the water.

 E    CASE 

The case is closed with two red seals and safely protects all system components inside from humidity, dirt, UV radiation and mechanical impact. This ensures the reliable function of CATCH and LIFT. Thanks to the built-in air pressure compensation valve, this case is safe for air travel. The case is air, dust and waterproof according to IP67 standards. It complies with all the basic requirements of STANAG 4280 - DEF STAN 81-41 standards.

 F    CATCH and LIFT WIRE CLAMP 

The CATCH and LIFT wire clamp is installed on the shrouds and constitutes the readily available hooking point for the pulley - regardless of the position of the sails. The shrouds are eminently suitable for the LIFT of the MOB due to their stability and position. The CATCH and LIFT wire clamp is optional and available for all shroud diameters from 6mm to 20mm.

 

CATCH and LIFT operation is ingeniously simple and works in 3 easy steps -

 STEP 1 - HOOK THE PULLEY ON   STEP 2 - THROW THE RESCUE SLING 
SAIL AROUND THE MOB MOB CLIPS ON

 

 STEP 3 - THROW THE SEA ANCHOR 
MOVE FORWARD SLOWLY THE SEA ANCHOR PULLS MOB IN

​Benefits of CATCH and LIFT

  • Fast rescue: MOB can be back aboard in < 3 minutes
  • Easy to use even in difficult weather conditions and under stress
  • Muscular strength is not required by the person on the ship or person in the water
  • Rescue manoeuvres are operated from the rudder - guaranteeing self-protection for the person/ people on-board 
  • MOB keeps a safe distance from the ship - no risk of running the person over or hurting him/her
  • Full control at all times: the rescue procedure can be started and stopped, accelerated and slowed down
  • Ready to use - no rearrangements on the ship or on the sails, no time wasted
  • Ship remains under control during rescue procedures and is fully manoeuvrable
  • Manoeuvring requires no specific qualifications
  • The lifesaving equipment is brought to the person involved in an accident, not vice versa 
  • The rescue of unconscious people is possible
  • It can be operated by a single person
  • Especially suitable in poor visibility conditions, in the event of severe wind and heavy waves
  • Rescue training leads to more confident performance, increasing chances of success
  • Reusable

Specifications

  • Maximum lifting capacity: 200 kg (the person / persons gone overboard)
  • Break load of the entire system: 600 daN
  • 27 mm gate clearance of the snap hook (on the pulley and rescue loop)
  • Total weight incl. case: 4.9 kg
  • Case dimensions: 364 x 295 x 169 mm
  • Service life of 12 years where the 2-year maintenance intervals are upheld

Requirements for the sailing yacht

  • Minimum break load of the "topping lift": 600 daN
  • Minimum traction capacity of the sailing yacht: 200 kg
  • The hooking point of the pulley should be approx. 1.8 metres above deck
  • Maximum freeboard height: 3 metres

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