Markus Rescue Systems include,
line, rescue ladders, rescue nets for FRC’s or MOB boats, Scramble Nets
(Cradles) and the MarkusNet Rescue System. The systems are proven,
lightweight, easy to stow, and include a stowage bag or container.
Markus Rescue Line (RLC25) The Markus throw line is
a compact and light weight rescue line that is easily carried (on shoulder)
or mounted (on an optional bracket) anywhere there is a risk of a man overboard
incident. The Markus throw line is designed as a direct accessory
to the Markus recovery solutions or can be used be used independently.
The throw line or rescue
line can be used as standard equipment at pools, marine construction sites,
work platforms or on any type of leisure or commercial vessel. The
rescue line comes standard with a PVC/nylon throw bag and is equipped with:
throwing load packed in soft
safety-loop to secure in-water
plastic snap hook on the far
Length: 25 meters (82 feet)
Rope width: 20 mm wide (.8 inch)
Rope characteristics: buoyant
Weight: 900 grams (less
than 2 pounds)
MARKUS MOB Emergency Rescue
Ladder (MEL2-270) The Markus Safety Ladder
is a must-have safety device on all boats. Hanging to a safety harness
after being thrown overboard is precarious and can cause injury.
The preferred solution is to be able to provide rescue ladders strategically
placed on both sides of amidships. See MAIB Safety Digest
report 2/2003 case 26.
Quick Guide when considering
a MOB Safety Ladder
Does the vessel have a method
for MOB of hold and recovery from amidships?
Can a single sailor reach or
access a rescue ladder while harnessed in the water?
Can the safety ladder easily
be pulled down by a MOB who is exhausted and in the water?
What prevents the rescue ladder
lead from blowing back onto the deck in heavy weather?
The MARKUS Safety-ladder provides
a single handed sailor and an in-water rescuer a simple, cost effective
method of reducing the risk of serious injury while increasing the chances
of a successful MOB recovery.
The Markus MOB Scramble-net
/ Rescue-net is designed as MOB rescue-net for offshore sailing yachts,
patrol boats, pilot boats and public transport boats. Its main purpose
is to enable man overboard to climb on board or to hold to it while other
methods are prepared. Alternatively it can be used to roll an unconscious
MOB on board in horizontal position. The MOB has a number of models that
are suitable for a freeboard from 2.85 meters to 6.5 meters.
Notes from Health and
Safety and Operations Scramble nets or Rescue
Nets are mainly used to embark or disembark form vessels. Care must
be made in choosing a rescue net as location on the vessel is important.
Often larger vessels will consider more than one strategically placed on
either side of the vessels amidship.
We evaluated a number of
rescue net solutions and found the Markus Scramble easy to deploy and store
than other comparable products. The stowage bag allows for the net
to hang from a rail or hooks freeing up deck space.
In addition the feel of the
MarkusScramble net is soft not hard resin rungs. The benefit is the
lift by parbuckle (or roll up) method is far more comfortable for the MOB.
The trend is now for man overboard recovery is moving away from a standard
scramble net or rescue cradles towards rescue systems (see Markusnet that
provide a more flexible approach to the rescue
FRC Rescue-net Models , MBR6-185W &
MBR6-235W (intended for SOLAS MOB or FRC‘s)
The Markus MOB FRC Rescue-net
type MBR6-235W is designed for use on SOLAS type MOB Rescue Boats to roll
an unconscious MOB on board in a horizontal position. Alternatively it
can be used as a scramble-net or emergency ladder. It is suitable for RIBs
and rigid boats with fastening point from water between 85 cm (33.5”) and
135 cm (53.1”), depending on the model.
Rescue of a handicapped diver.
Rescue from a Fast Rescue Craft (FRC).
Notes from Health and Safety and Operations We have found that a rescue
net should be a minimum width of 120cm or 4 feet wide to ensure a even
roll up (parbuckle) for the man overboard. In addition a four foot
width ensure to the MOB a more comfortable evenly weighted lift that would
reduce stress point on the body and abrasions.
The Markus MOB rescue-net
weighs just a fraction of a standard MOB rescue cradle, is easier to install
and takes less stowage room.
MarkusNet Rescue System Models, MS 00, MS 10, MS
20, MS 30, MS 40
MarkusNet is manufactured
for all types and sizes of deck boats, ships, piers, dams, canal walls
and offshore platforms. The MarkusNet system is uniquely designed
and has the following advantages over a standard cradle or scramble net
The MarkusNet recovery system
provides a host of options for a rescue of a MOB, from the deck or with
trained personnel an effective in water or assisted rescue.
The MarkusNet man overboard
rescue unit consists of moveable storage container, lifting lines, net
structure, throw-line and chest-loop.
The MarkusNet provides single
deck crew the possibility to deploy a recovery MarkusNet to a man overboard
and lift him manually with a helping deck hand or hoist him onboard with
mechanical hoisting system (short boom and winch).
Provides one or more rescuers
the possibility of a manually lift or hoist assisted lift with the MOB
in standing, sitting and horizontal position.
The MarkusNet can be used as
emergency ladder on deck boats with low freeboard.
The MarkusNet is complete with
throw line and lift lines (up to 40 meters) in order to safely respond
to an in-water rescue operation. Once the MOB is secure in the MarkusNet
transfer an FRC, SOLAS vessel or SAR airlift.
The MarkusNet has proven to
be excellent mean to recover persons from life raft or small boat
onto larger vessel in any wave height and weather while deck crew can operate
Comments from Health and Safety Operations: We have evaluated popular
Scramble nets or rescue Cradles. The Scramble net is approved for
boarding or de-boarding, and especially suited for mass evacuations, but
was never original designed as a true MOB recovery system. The conventional
rescue nets are heavy, take a great deal of stowage room, and are not easily
transportable. Most importantly, in a MOB recovery with a scramble
net the vessel must maneuver within a meter or 3.3 feet to reach and lift.
The MarkusNet provides flexibility
to the crew and introduces to the swimmer for a in water rescue a safe
secure method of reaching the MOB and providing a safe return for both.
For a shipping company or
fleet, the MarkusNet offers standardization. One solution fit all,
basically the only difference is the length of the lift lines (which as
a minimum must be at least cover the distance between the waterline and
rescue platform or freeboard)
The Markus MOB recovery system
is light weight and extremely flexible for almost any situation in any
Compared to other systems
such as scramble net or cradles, the MarkusNET can be up to 50% less in
cost depending on competitive models.