Features of the OscarLine system
How It Works
Easy To Use
Comfortable To Wear
The OscarLine Components
The OscarLine Target
When your lifejacket inflates, OscarLine is released, allowing the OscarLine pod to submerge, automatically deploying the OscarLine target. Once fully deployed, the target will float close to the MOB casualty ready for collection with a boat hook. This provides the rescuer with an easy point of contact and quickly makes the vital connection between the MOB and rescue vessel.
The OscarLine Strong Point
While incredibly strong, the OscarLine Target is only designed for easy capture and connection to the rescue vessel. Our unique strong point is the large ring located close to the target, specifically designed for easy connection to any lifting line without disturbing the secured target. This Strong Point provides both a maximum load bearing position and once a lifting line is attached, confidence that you can release the target or even cut it free if it has jammed.
The OscarLine Strong Line
The 10 metres of OscarLine Strong Line has a rated load capacity of 200kg enabling you to lift any fully grown person to safety. Tightly packed into a specially designed, lightweight, flexible container makes it easy to fit into any Lifejacket without affecting the comfort. The container also provides a small amount of resistance keeping the Target firmly engaged with the hook and the line clear of the water and any debris that may be in the immediate vicinity during a rescue.
Only 3 Easy Steps To Recovery
Collect The Target
Collect the OscarLine Target and bring it onboard. The target is attached to a 10m strong line that pays out under a small amount of tension building in valuable time for the rescuer to make a vital connection between the MOB and vessel, without the danger of being pulled overboard by the weight of the casualty. Now secure the Target to a winch, cleat or other smooth and solid fitting ( vessel dependent).
Connect Your Lifting Line
With the MOB securely attached to the vessel via the target, you can ready your preferred lifting line. Without disturbing the Target, locate the OscarLine Strong Point close to the target and secure your lifting line. Once secured and when ready, you can release the target (or cut it free if jammed) allowing the vital connection to be transferred from the Target to the Strong Point. On some vessels, to reduce the height of lift, it may be preferable to pull the MOB close to the vessel and tie an additional line onto the OscarLine Strong Line whilst slack using a rolling hitch or similar knot.
Lift Out The MOB With The Strong Line
Once paid out, the strong line allows the MOB to be kept at a safe distance from the hull of the rescue vessel, until the rescuer is ready to start hauling them in. The Strong Line is the only link required and can be used at a pace and in a manner that suits the overall conditions necessary for bringing the casualty safely aboard in a single uninterrupted operation. In some circumstances the final recovery may involve a horizontal lift of some kind.