|MOB Lifesavers: How to get an MOB back on board|
It is only the Ocean Safety kru sport Range that require 2 lifesavers. All others require just 1 Lifesaver
We have established that it is only the Ocean Safety Kru Sport range of lifejackets which fasten with a zip that require 2 Lifesavers. This applies to these models
Kru Sport Pro
Kru Sport Pro - ISO
Premier Kru Sport Pro - 180N
Kru Sport Elite
They all have fasten with a zip, have 2 'D' rings and 2 lifting beckets and require a man to be lifted on both beckets and so will require 2 Lifesavers, one for each lifting becket.
Many other lifejackets will have 2 lifting beckets. Some like the Crewsaver Ergofit 290 Ex and Ergofit 190 Pro also have 2 'D' rings, but all of them allow for the MOB to be lifted out on just 1 lifting becket - either one of the two will be fine - and so require only 1 Lifesaver to be fitted. The manufacturers provide 2 lifting beckets in case a rescuer is able to grab the lifting beckets by hand, when being able to hold onto 2 beckets will be easier than trying to manage with just 1. The 2 lifting beckets, can also double up as Buddy Handles so casualties can hold on to each other in the water.
If in doubt contact the manufacturer of your lifejacket.
RYA Instructor, Principal of Westview Sailing, author or Stress Free Sailing, creator of MOB Lifesavers, features writer for Yachting Magazines and voiceover after dinner and yacht club speaker and general good egg…