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Man Over Board (MOB) can result in loss of life at sea. The first stage of MOB recovery is locating the casualty and bringing them alongside the rescue craft. The second stage is lifting the casualty onto the rescue craft. Lifting a person, possibly unconscious from hypothermia or head injury, in heavy waterlogged clothing onto a vessel can be difficult. A combination of the casualty’s body weight and waterlogged clothing can result in lifting loads of up to 200kg (440lbs). An effective MOB Recovery system needs to lift the casualty safely and protect the rescuers from back injury. Stretchers need to be lightweight, rapidly deployable and resistant to water / UV deterioration.