CQC to unveil innovative Fibrelight self-recovery ladder at Seawork
Former Seawork Innovations Showcase category winner safety specialist, CQC, has submitted another pioneering product into this year’s ECM Innovation Showcase, the Fibrelight self-recovery ladder.
The self-recovery ladder has been produced by Devon (UK) based CQC in conjunction with the Dorset and East Devon Marine Management Organisation FLAG (fisheries local action group), which is part of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund.
CQC has invented and manufactured the ladder in the UK, which has enabled the team to work closely with the FLAG fishermen to evolve it into a unique recovery system incomparable to anything else on the market. Light weight, great value and requiring no servicing makes this ideal for any single handed or limited crew vessel.
The self-recovery ladder, which will be officially launched to the commercial marine sector at Seawork in July, is based on CQC’s well-renowned SOLAS approved Emergency Ladder. The self-recovery system allows a Fibrelight ladder to be pulled from its patented ‘burst zip’ bag to allow an overboard user to easily climb back into the vessel without any further assistance.
The system has SOLAS approval and has been successfully tested for thermal ageing, weathering and oil resistance. A local business has recently ordered over 50 self-recovery ladders for their fishing vessels, which are due to be installed imminently across the fleet.
In addition, at Seawork 2018, CQC is also planning to promote their redesigned Body Overboard (BOB) training dummy. It’s inexpensive, fully waterproof and accurately replicates a real-life casualty for an ideal training aid.
CQC specialises in marine safety devices, including the award-winning, SOLAS approved Fibrelight Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery Cradle. The Fibrelight Cradle can also serve as a boarding ladder, scramble net and stretcher and is lighter, more compact and provides greater versatility than other devices on the market. The Fibrelight Cradle is primarily designed for use by rescue craft, rigid inflatables, ship lifeboats and marinas for MOB recovery, however it can have multiple other uses.
Matt Adams, Fibrelight Business Development Manager for CQC comments, ‘We come to Seawork as it is the best arena for us to showcase our products to the right people. We are looking forward to the 2018 Seawork exhibition and to seeing new exhibitors and kit, and to also promote our brand to our peers in the industry.’
See CQC at stand PB139 at Seawork 3-5 July in Southampton, UK.