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Fibrelight MOB Recovery Cradle 3m

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The Fibrelight Cradle is a maritime recovery system that can be operated by a single crewmember.

The Cradle also serves as a boarding ladder, scramble net and stretcher.


The Fibrelight Cradle is lighter, more compact and more versatile than any comparable devices on the market.

The Cradle requires only regular inspections and minimal maintenance, so there is no requirement to pay for annual servicing.

The Cradle has been primarily designed for use by rescue craft, rigid inflatables, ship lifeboats and marinas, however it is currently in use in many other vessels and industries.

The Fibrelight Cradle enables MOB recovery by one end of the Cradle being secured to the craft and the outboard end being held away from the boat by hand, boat hook or bridle.

The MOB is then guided into the Cradle and once securely in the outboard end of the Cradle is then hauled in rung by rung.

Using this parbuckling action the MOB is safely rolled up and over the side of the craft.



The standard dimensions are 1.3 metres wide by lengths of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 meters, however bespoke sizes are available to suit the customers’ needs.

A 3m Cradle weights as little as 5 kilograms. 

Recommended size of the Cradle should be at least double the length of the freeboard height, in order to allow the Cradle to reach the water and the outboard end of the Cradle to be held at deck height. 

The Cradles are constructed using carbon fibre rods enclosed in flanged tubular webbing.

When the webbing tubes are fitted and sewn at right angles between the double thickness pockets of a second webbing, an incredibly strong structure is created. In this way the rod is fully supported within the vertical members of the ladder. 

ISO 799 strength test, as part of the SOLAS approval programme required successive rungs to be loaded to over 900kgs and sustained for one minute without failure. 

The Cradle construction has also been tested and approved for thermal ageing, weathering, UV light, oil resistance and practical performance.


Key Features:  

  • SOLAS approved
  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Compact
  • Multiple uses
  • No annual servicing required
  • 3 years manufacturers warranty



  • Width: 1.3m
  • Lengths:  2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 6m & 7m
  • Weight: 1.6 kg per metre


Colours Available:

  • The Cradles come as standard in orange/red but black or olive drab are available on request.


Sizes Available:

  • Fibrelight Cradles are available in lengths of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 metres and are 1.3 metres wide. 
  • Larger sizes are available for bespoke requests. 
  • The Cradles are amazingly lightweight, a 3 metre cradle weights as little as 5 kilograms.

Dimensions   2m x 1.3m   3m x 1.3m   4mx 1.3m   5m x 1.3m   6m x 1.3m   7m x 1.3m
Weight with Case   4.25 kg   5.5 kg   6.75 kg   8 kg   9.25 kg   10.5 kg
The Fibrelight Cradle allows MOB recovery to be done by one capable person. This is achieved by one end of the cradle being secured to the craft and the outboard end being held outwards by hand, boat hook or bridle. The incapable person is then guided into the cradle and the outboard end is hauled in rung by rung. The person is then safely rolled over the side and into the craft.


SOLAS regulation III/17-1 requires that “All ships shall have ship-specific plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization. Ships with Keels laid on/after 1 July 2014 will be required to comply with this resolution. Ships constructed before 1 July 2014 shall comply with this requirement by the first periodical or renewal safety equipment survey of the ship to be carried out after 1 July 2014 whichever comes first.”



When purchasing the Cradle, the following optional accessories are available for separate purchase:

  • Attachment slings to allow adjustments between the spacing’s on attachment points.
  • Extendable pole & hook to assist with recovery. 1940mm in length and extends to 4855mm.


Fibrelight MOB Recovery Cradle E-Brochure

* The Fibrelight Cradles are now

a key feature of the safety equipment on

the new Carnival flagship Britannia*


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