• Ben Healy

Over the side recovery

Our safety focussed clients often ask about the benefits of recovering Hyperbaric Lifeboats over the side of the Rescue Vessel instead of over the stern.


The key advantages of recovering over the side include:

  1. Both the lifeboat and the rescue ship have the same heading which can be optimised to minimise motions

  2. The rescue vessel can be better positioned to provide lee shelter for the lifeboat

  3. It is easier to steer the lifeboat alongside the rescue vessel

  4. Rescue vessel motions are lower at midships than at the stern

  5. The lifeboat is not affected by prop wash (unlike over the stern recovery)

  6. Reduces the risk of vessel and lifeboat collision


Thrust Maritime are focussed on ensuring the safe recovery of personnel in a hyperbaric evacuation.


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