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/ captain) the cage can be used as a temporary safe haven for a casualty subject to suitable weather conditions prevailing at the time of its deployment.
Deployment is simple.....The cage can be unfolded and simply lowered into the water
The cage has undergone successfull extensive tests in the Fresh Water Wave Tank at Lowestoft Nautical College in conditions which would reflect adverse weather conditions.( Sea water improves buoyancy)
April 2003 Cruden Bay Harbour Witnessed by SFIA
June 2003 RGIT Wave Tank Aberdeen with Dummy
June 2003 Peterhead Harbour White Fish Trawler "Harvest Hope" Trials
Sept 2003 Peterhead Harbour Super Trawler "Lunar Bow" Trials
April 2004 Lowestoft Wave Tank Witnessed by SFIA
March 2005 Lowestoft Wave Tank Witnessed by SFIA
May 2005 On show for first time to public at Fishing Exhibition Glasgow.
May 2005 Lowestoft Wave Tank Witnessed by SFIA, MCA, RNLI.
June 2005 Peterhead Pilot Boat Sea Trials
Aug 2005 Sulom Voe Sea Trials Shetland, witnessed by Local Government
Officials,Tug Captains and MCA.
April 2006 C Rescue wins Seatrade Award for Safety At Sea (World Recognition)
June 2006 Lowestoft Wave Tank Witnessed by SFIA and HSE for report to
the Oil EERTAG Committee
Aug 2006 Lowestoft Wave Tank New and old MOB cages. Witnessed by
SFIA and Stena Line Representative
July 2007 M.O.B Equipment trials carried out in Ireland by Ferry opperator.
B.A.E Systems install M.O.B equipment on new Warship,
H.M.S Daring, for sea trials.
Sept 2007 M.O.B Rescue Cage trials in Seattle, America.
Lightweight aluminium frame.....its open ended design and base under water means casualties can enter it very easily
The pruduct and people behind the success story have been featured in many newspaper, radio and internet articles globally including a news article by Scottish television.
A comprehensive verification programme was undertaken, by Seafish, which demonstrated the M.O.B recovery cage to be a highly effective rescue device.