Mar 15, 2024 | Articles

Dacon Rescue Equipment: Ensuring Safety in Man Overboard Situations

When it comes to man overboard situations, having reliable and efficient rescue equipment is crucial. Dacon AS is a renowned manufacturer of maritime rescue equipment, specializing in providing solutions for man overboard rescues. Our products are designed to minimize risk and maximize the chances of a successful rescue operation. In this article, we will explore the benefits of Dacon’s rescue equipment and how they can enhance safety in critical situations.

The Importance of Quick Response and Horizontal Recovery

Time is of the essence in man overboard incidents, and having the right equipment can make all the difference. Dacon understands the urgency and importance of quick response. Our rescue equipment is designed to facilitate rapid and efficient retrieval of casualties. Furthermore, we prioritize horizontal recovery, as it is essential for minimizing the risk of aggravating injuries and ensuring the well-being of individuals in distress. By keeping the recovery process as horizontal as possible, our equipment provides gentle and careful treatment, reducing the chances of further harm.

Customized Solutions for Vessel Safety

At Dacon, we recognize that each vessel has unique requirements. That’s why we offer customized rescue equipment tailored to fit your specific vessel. Our products are designed to integrate into your operations seamlessly, ensuring optimal performance and safety. We take into account factors such as vessel type, size, and operating environment to deliver solutions that meet your specific needs. With Dacon rescue equipment on board, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have the right tools to handle man overboard situations effectively.

Uncompromising Quality and Reliability

When it comes to rescue equipment, there is no room for compromise. Dacon is committed to providing products of the highest quality and reliability. We take pride in delivering original and authentic solutions, never compromising on safety or performance. Our equipment undergoes rigorous testing and adheres to industry standards to ensure that it meets the most stringent requirements. With Dacon rescue equipment, you can trust that you are investing in reliable tools that will perform when it matters most.

Worker on a ship holding a walkie talkie

Global Support and Compliance

As a global supplier, Dacon understands the importance of compliance with international regulations. Our rescue equipment holds DNV Type Approval Certification, attesting to its adherence to rigorous safety standards. This certification provides you with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that our products have undergone thorough testing and inspection.

Additionally, our extensive worldwide distribution network ensures that you have access to support and assistance wherever you operate. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and timely availability of spare parts. With Dacon, you can rely on our global presence to support your rescue operations and ensure the safety of your crew and passengers.

Rescue Frame

Certified Safety and Compliance

The Dacon Rescue Frame is DNV TEC certified and fully compliant with Solas Reg. 111/17-1 & Subchapter M requirement §140.425, making them a reliable system for preventing and addressing man overboard incidents. These frames adhere to stringent safety standards, providing peace of mind in critical situations.

Efficient Rescue Features

Featuring a manual rescue net, Dacon Rescue Frame offer a gentle and effective means of rescuing casualties. The horizontal recovery method ensures full-body support, minimizing the risk of aggravating injuries. With quick, safe, and efficient retrieval capabilities, these frames provide a reliable solution for successful man overboard rescues.

Compact Design for Practical Deployment

Designed for practicality, Dacon Rescue Frames are foldable, allowing for easy stowage on deck or railing. Their compact design ensures they are always ready for immediate deployment, saving valuable time in emergency situations. Furthermore, their minimal space requirements make them suitable for vessels of all sizes.

Person floating in a rescue net next to a boat.
Dacon Rescue Dummy laying on a stretcher in icy water, being handled by two scuba divers.

Rescue Dummy

Enhanced Realism for Effective Training

Dacon Rescue Dummy serves as a lifelike training manikin, providing an immersive experience for realistic rescue simulations. With its height and weight closely resembling that of an average adult, the dummy replicates real-world rescue scenarios. Its joints mimic human limb movements, enabling trainees to practice in lifelike situations.

Exceptional Durability and Versatility

Constructed with durability in mind, the Dacon Rescue Dummy can withstand rough usage, including drops from helicopter decks. It exhibits floating and drifting capabilities in the water, accurately simulating the behavior of a person in distress. Its versatility allows for various training options, including horizontal and vertical floating, as well as underwater Search and Rescue (SAR) training.

Comprehensive Training Possibilities

Whether used in conjunction with Dacon Rescue Scoop or Rescue Frame, the Rescue Dummy proves to be an invaluable training companion. It effectively simulates real-world handling challenges that rescuers may encounter during critical situations. Helicopter rescue drills conducted from water or life rafts can also benefit from the lifelike characteristics of the Dacon Rescue Dummy.

Dacon Rescue Scoop hanging over the water from a ship`s crane.

Rescue Scoop

Efficiency in Casualty Recovery

The Dacon Rescue Scoop stands out as a powerful crane-operated rescue net designed for horizontal recovery of casualties from the water. Its gentle retrieval mechanism minimizes the risk of further harm, ensuring the safety of the individual being rescued. With a rescue reach of 2-6 meters, the Rescue Scoop covers a wide area, allowing for efficient and swift rescue operations.

Adaptable Design for Optimal Performance

Designed with adaptability in mind, the Dacon Rescue Scoop can be conveniently stowed along railings or integrated into cargo rails. This versatile placement ensures optimal utilization of available space on the vessel, even in constrained environments. Its lightweight and flexible design enable easy maneuverability, facilitating quick access to individuals in need.

Durability and Reliability

Dacon takes pride in the robustness of the Rescue Scoop, ensuring its longevity and reliability. Constructed to withstand rigorous use in demanding maritime environments, the Rescue Scoop is built to last. It comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee, providing reassurance of its durability and consistent performance. This reliable rescue tool can withstand the challenges of frequent use, making it an indispensable asset for any vessel engaged in man overboard rescue operations.

Worker climbing a Dacon Scrambling net. A rigid net easy to climb.

Dacon Scrambling Net

Safe Vertical Climbing

The Dacon Scrambling Net offers a secure and efficient solution for individuals needing to climb to safety in distress situations. Compliant with UKOOA guidelines and classification society notations, this climbing net provides a rigid and non-slip surface, ensuring stability during vertical ascent. Its robust design instills confidence in users, allowing them to navigate challenging conditions with ease.

Convenience and Ease of Installation

Installing the Dacon Scrambling Net is straightforward and hassle-free. With the option of an additional fold-over installation frame, the net can be easily integrated into the vessel’s structure, providing a convenient climbing solution. The net’s flexible design accommodates different vessel configurations, ensuring compatibility and ease of use.

Reliable Vertical Climbing Solution

Standby and Rescue vessels require reliable vertical climbing options, and the Dacon Scrambling Net delivers just that. It is designed to withstand the demanding conditions encountered at sea, offering stability and security when it matters most. This versatile climbing net ensures safe and efficient vertical escape routes, enhancing the overall safety measures on board.


Dacon Rescue Basket & RescueStar® Basket

Stable and Efficient Power-Assisted Recovery

The Dacon Rescue Basket and RescueStar® Basket are two advanced rescue systems renowned for their stability and efficiency in power-assisted recoveries. The Rescue Basket, constructed with rugged aluminum and featuring soft padding, ensures a secure and comfortable rescue experience. Its low floating position, quick-folding lifting mast, and net-covered sides enable easy entry and convenient stowage.

Versatility and Adaptability

The RescueStar® Basket stands out for its innovative folding design, allowing for space-saving storage and easy deployment. The robust steel framework and floating rescue disc of the RescueStar® enable adaptability to varying wave heights, ensuring reliable performance in different sea conditions. Both the Dacon Rescue Basket and RescueStar® Basket incorporate safety features such as guide ropes, further enhancing their usability and effectiveness.

Trusted Solutions for Effective Rescues

The Dacon Rescue Basket and RescueStar® Basket have established themselves as trusted solutions for effective maritime rescues. Their exceptional build quality, combined with low maintenance requirements, ensures reliability and long-term performance. Whether it’s power-assisted recovery from the water or addressing challenging rescue scenarios, these rescue systems provide the necessary stability and versatility to handle critical situations effectively.



Dacon Rescue Basket laying in the water with people in and around it. One person being dragged inboard by another.

Try out Dacon’s Rescue Equipment

Dacon`s rescue equipment offers a comprehensive range of reliable and innovative products designed to enhance man overboard rescue operations.
With our focus on quality, compliance, and practicality, Dacon is a trusted partner in safeguarding lives at sea. If you have any questions about our products or how we can help you, please get in touch for a
no-obligation chat.

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