Jet Net – self-propelled rescue rig

Don Arney

Rescuing an injured or unconscious victim at sea is difficult, especially in rough waters, because they are not able to help themselves. Jet Net solves this problem. Emergency responders can send out this self-propelled basket, scoop the victim up in it and haul them to safety without having to risk the lives of rescuers.

The remote-controlled rig, which can be launched from a ship or helicopter, is supported on inflatable pontoons and powered by two variable-speed, reversible electric thrusters that permit it to be steered by rescuers through the water to the victim's location.

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