Originally Posted by m chappelow
1st vid was discused on ribnet last year .
2nd vid ,,looking at maritime statistics the amount of incidents and deaths due to deployment of fast rescue boats and ships lifeboats inspection/excersise purposes is alarming.
I've been in the Norwegian coast guard, and things like this wouldn't happen bacause we used a proper painter line system. That is very imortant!!
Check out this recovery:
This is a professional way to do it!!
I saw that they used a Henriksen hook. They make hooks for the Norwegian navy as well. The hooks are fantastic. We had a Henriksen painter hook as well, making the launch/recovery even neater than what we can see on the video.