Originally Posted by hobbit555
There seem to be a lot of people favouring cradles of various designs. How many people have used them in anger with a real casualty with other injuries in cold rough water. Is there a better system that hasn't been produced yet. Some larger vessels have cranes. Would you view these as part of the MOB set up?
I've used lifts as part of rescue training, these work well. If you're looking at a crane then you'd want a basket to float the casualty into, or they can swim if well, and lift up from.
I've again used these in training session - Product: Basket Stretchers | Ferno
There are other makes on the market.