By SOS Marine – Survival Operations Specialists

There are many rules and restrictions set by government bodies requiring us to carry safety products onboard our boats and how many we must carry. These requirements are the minimum standards needed to cover the number of people onboard your boat.

However, as boat owners and crew, as we all know, we can end up in situations whereby we need to rescue others from other boats who could already be in the water. SOS Marine is pleased to introduce the SOS Rescue Ring that is a small and compact rescue product, which automatically inflates on contact to water similar to an auto inflate life jacket. It is light weighing only 0.59Kg, packed size is 300mm x 120mm, and it is reusable after recharge.

SOS rescue ringIt has a handle-designed to assist in gaining further distance throwing. The fluorescent yellow colour is easier to spot in water and it has three SOLAS reflective panels on each side, so it doesn’t matter which side up it lands it is still visible.

Without costly maintenance and price tag, the SOS RESCUE RING is used to support the patient/or patients.  It inflates to 150N; easy to roll-up, pack and go. It is made using ISO lifejacket approved components. Easily stored on a jet ski or tinny up to maxi yachts.

It can be vacuum packed for better storage protection in jet skis and other potentially wet boat areas. Prior to use the vacuum bag has to be torn-open and thrown under arm to the patient, an average distance of 20 metres is usually achieved. Numerous SOS RESCUE RINGS can be packed in a small space ready-for-use in an emergency.

One major requirement of rescue teams is the size-and-weight of carrying sufficient rescue equipment, especially on jet-skis, ribs and rescue helicopters. The SOS RESCUE RING is light-and-easy to operate in an emergency, less complicated to deploy and more efficient and easier to stow.

The SOS RESCUE RING is an invaluable tool for first responders, such as, coast guards, water police/jet-skis patrol, surf-lifesaving, and commercial users because multiple SOS RESCUE RINGS may be carried easily on their vessels.

The Australian-made SOS RESCUE RING is purpose-designed to provide an invaluable tool for those arriving first on scene to provide emergency flotation when no water rescue equipment is available.

More information at SOS Marine