A self-propelled life-raft with a survivor-seeking
head (see article in the magazine Bateau
On oil-platforms, freighters and trawlers (also
ocean-racing yachts) the rapid recuperation of a persons overboard is
out of the question.
This electrically-propelled ‘torpedo’
is designed to be launched to locate and pick up survivors, sheltering
them until a full rescue operation can be carried out.
Aboard the parent vessel is a sensor that is
activated by a man falling overboard; it then automatically launches
The torpedo makes its way automatically towards
the man who has a distress beacon. On reaching the man the torpedo
slows down and circles him close enough to let him grab its rail and
activate the life-raft compartment opening release.
Length : 2.00 m
Diameter : 0.40 m
Weight : 127 Kg