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:
Both the lifeboat and the rescue ship have the same heading which can be optimised to minimise motions
The rescue vessel can be better positioned to provide lee shelter for the lifeboat
It is easier to steer the lifeboat alongside the rescue vessel
Rescue vessel motions are lower at midships than at the stern
The lifeboat is not affected by prop wash (unlike over the stern recovery)
Reduces the risk of vessel and lifeboat collision
Thrust Maritime are focussed on ensuring the safe recovery of personnel in a hyperbaric evacuation.