Life buoys & MOB



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Overview

Safety for the 'man overboard' is paramount on board a vessel.

RFD distributes a wide range of man overboard safety products from the classic Ring buoys, Inflatable Jon Buoys to the new concept Rescue Buoy from Plastimo.

Ring Lifebuoy 
Ring Lifebuoy


Ring lifebuoy Ø-75 cm

Features 4 retro-reflecting tapes and a 3 m grabline.

Polyurethane outer structure, filled with polyurethane foam.

Stowage height : anywhere up to 30‑m above the waterline.

Rescue Ring® 
Rescue Ring®


Features

  • 1 ring lifebuoy
  • 1 floating light
  • 30 m of yellow floating retrieval line, Ø 8 mm

Replacements / Options

  • 1 ring lifebuoy
  • 1 floating light
  • 30 m of yellow floating retrieval line, Ø 8 mm

Converts your existing ring buoy into a Rescue Ring.

Perryline 
Perryline


To be used in conjuction with the Perrybuoy, an encapsulated safety line made of polypropylene braided buoyant line with a breaking strain of 250kg.

Horseshoe Lifebuoy 
Horseshoe Lifebuoy

An articulation in the middle of the buoy allows an extra widening of the sides, so that the buoy also fits stouter bodies easily. Equipped with a lifeline and nylon hook.

Colour Buoyancy Dimensions
Orange 15 kg Height : 57cm /Width: 64cm / Thickness: 10cm
Yellow 15 kg Height : 57cm /Width: 64cm / Thickness: 10cm
White 15 kg Height : 57cm /Width: 64cm / Thickness: 10cm

Rack for horseshoe buoy

Composed of:

  • 1 Plasticlip, to be adapted on any tube Ø 18.5 to 25.5 mm. Specific clip designed to hold a floating light.
  • 1 stainless steel rack for horseshoe buoy (max. thickness 10.5 cm).
Rescue Buoy 
Rescue Buoy

A new concept in the array of man overboard recovery aids : simple and ingenious*, the Plastimo Rescue Buoy represents a major -though simple- breakthrough which will contribute to saving lives at sea.

The principle is deceptively simple : attach permanently a regular horseshoe buoy to a properly coiled lifeline; when the buoy is thrown, the line pays out quickly, without tangling or fouling.

RESCUE BUOY Yellow cover White cover
With floating light Orange buoy Orange buoy

Technical specifications

  • Horseshoe lifebuoy, 15 kg buoyancy.
  • 40 m of yellow floating retrieval line.
  • Coated fabric storage bag, impervious to UV-rays
  • Breaking strain of line : 400 kg.
  • Dimensions : height : 60 cm, width : 65 cm, thickness : 14 cm.
  • Weight : 2.3 kg without light.

Optional Extras

  • Floating light
  • Spare cover/storage bag
  • Package : cover + reel + retrieval line converts your existing regular Plastimo horseshoe buoy into a Rescue Buoy
Personal Inflatable Danbuoy 
Personal Inflatable Danbuoy

Features

  • In the event of a man overboard, the victim activates the inflation manually by pulling a toggle.
  • The inflatable danbuoy significantly increases the visibility.
  • Designed to be attached to a belt (on foul weather gear or lifejacket)
  • Danbuoy is manufactured from neon yellow polyurethane coated nylon.
  • 1.80 m when inflated
  • Retro reflective tapes
  • Lanyard
  • Oral inflation tube
  • Red and yellow flag (21 x 14 cm)
  • Option with or with out light.
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Rescue Line® 
Rescue Line®
Rescue Line® Rescue Line® Rescue Line®

Throw bag heaving line, very simple to operate : a 20 m retrieval line stowed in a bag, allowing to connect the survivor to the boat. Equally useful in many circumstances, such as getting a line to a dock, and also in many river leisure ivities, such as canoeing, rafting, etc.

The Rescue Line is weighted, so that it can be thrown with accuracy at a reasonable distance, even against strong winds. It features a grab loop at both ends, enabling both the rescuer and the survivor to remain attached to the line.

Technical Specifications

  • 20 m floating line.
  • Weight : 500 g.
  • Bright yellow colour for good visibility.
  • Breaking strain of line : 400 kg.
Rescue Sling 
Rescue Sling

Features

Complete rescue gear, which delivers flotation to the victim and provides a means to hoist the person back aboard (with the help of a lifting tackle or halyard winch if necessary).

The clever and exclusive design* of the Rescue Sling consists in the retrieval line which is coiled on a reel: this avoids the line tangling or fouling, and makes the Rescue Sling the most efficient man over board recovery gear. *Patented.

Technical Specifications

  • Buoyancy of flotation belt: 10kg.
  • 40m of floating line.
  • Storage bag with clips for rail attachment.
  • Dimensions: height 50cm, width 30cm, thickness 20cm.
  • Weight: 1.7kg.
  • Breaking strain of line: 400kg.
  • Breaking strain of flotation belt: 700kg.

Optional Extras

  • Lighting: Lithium battery operated, 12 hour lifetime. Light is fixed on an elastic lanyard to be sleeved on the flotation belt.
Safety Ladder 
Safety Ladder

Features

Complete rescue gear, which delivers flotation to the victim and provides a means to hoist the person back aboard (with the help of a lifting tackle or halyard winch if necessary).

Features

  • 5 steps

Designed to increase safety on board, this ladder comes in a canvas bagwith 2 handles: one handle to attach the bag alongside the boat; the other handle for the man fallen overboard to grab: the bag pulls open and the ladder unfolds instantly, helping the person to get back on board easily.