Built to the same tough construction standard as the General Use Manikin,
the Man Overboard Water Rescue Manikin is built to simulate an unconscious victim in the water,
floating at an angle of 45 degrees with just the head and shoulders above the water.
It will float horizontally by transferring the foam pieces from the front chest
of the overall to the pockets on each leg.
The secret to the performance of this manikin is the balance between the weighting and the buoyancy -
the tough Nylon mesh carcass allows the water to penetrate rapidly and after a few minutes the legs will drop below the surface,
resting at an angle of about 45 degrees with just the head and shoulders visible above the surface.
The head is color-coded with a yellow face.
Strong plastic strips in the manikin run from the shoulders to the knee.
The strips maintain overall flexibility but don't allow the manikin to bend in half to aid with training with stretchers.
The outer carcass is constructed of heavy-duty open mesh reinforced with webbing. Non-absorbent closed cell foam - water absorption: 1 Day < 0.1 (DIN 53428 1986) 28 Days < 0.5% VOL.
Available in Man-Overboard Orange w/ SOLAS reflective strips.