Rescue & Recovery:
Products that save lives
A strong, durable and high-specification strop for Man OverBoard rescues in even the most demanding conditions.
SWL 150 Kg. Individually tested to 300 Kg by an independent specialist tester, and supplied with a Test Certificate.
Quickly and easily secured, either by placing the Strop over the head and then slipping the arms through, or by slipping it over the feet and working it up to the chest. NB Intended for rescuing uninjured personnel only.
(For air rescues by helicopter, please see our Quick-Strop ).
Note: although primarily designed for Man OverBoard rescues, it can also be used in other situations where a casualty needs to be pulled or lifted eg from mud/quicksand or in suitable helicopter-lifting drills/simulations.
In a recent (December 2014) Test-To-Destruction carried out by an independent specialist, a Survivor Strop retained full integrity until 1.5 tonnes (1,500 Kg) - at this point, the steel hardware started to deform, but the webbing and stitching were still undamaged!
"Sailing Today" included this product in an MOB Group Test (November 2010). ST's technical consultant, Duncan Kent, commented: "Something about this strop says "trust me", which could be that it is made from similar materials to a car's seatbelt or a heavy duty harness. Whether or not I decide to put any other device on board for MOB recovery, I think I would always want one of these trusty strops on board as well - just in case."