The Fibrelight BOB Dummy is a training aid to practice recovering an unconscious casualty with the Fibrelight MOB Recovery Cradles.
BOB (body over-board) is a man overboard training aid designed for short usage (max 1hr) for in-water training.
This provides for a more realistic recovery training drill by accurately replicating a real-life casualty.
Weighing around 55KG when full and with a PU coated polyester fabric, BOB is naturally buoyant in the water.
BOB will provide a great training buddy for shorter or infrequent MOB recovery drills.
After drills, BOB will simply need to be re-filled and is then ready to go again.
BOB has been fitted with straps across its body and legs to add robustness, simulate clothing and to aid with recovery.
BOB has also been designed to allow for training with a life jacket to add even more realism.
BOB is easy to stow when not in use and is popular with many users including training schools, fishing vessels and leisure boats.
The Fibrelight Dummy has been fitted with straps across its body and legs to aid with the recovery, these allow a hook or pole to be inserted into a loop to bring the Dummy alongside the vessel before it the recovery drills are then performed with the Fibrelight Cradle.
Once training is complete the Fibrelight Dummy can be emptied of water via the neck opening, rinsed with fresh water and then dried before being rolled up and stowed away.
- Width: 0.6m
- Length: 1.74m
- Weight (when stored): 1.14 kgs
- Weight (when full): Up to 55 kgs
The Fibrelight BOB Dummy is filled with water to the desired weight level via the head opening from buckets or a deck hose.
The neck of the Dummy is then rolled up and fastened forcing an air pocket into the Dummy; this along with the closed-celled foam will give buoyancy.
The Dummy should then be carefully placed overboard feet first; this gives the Dummy a realistic ‘head up’ form in the water.
Patents / Certificates:
Certificate of Design Registration (IPO): 5003208