The UK’s largest independent safety supplier, Ocean Safety, has concluded a contract to supply its Jonbuoy man overboard recovery systems to the Royal Netherlands Navy.
The Jonbuoy, an automatically inflating recovery device which is designed to make simple work of hoisting a person back on board a ship or yacht, is directly manufactured by Ocean Safety. The contract was negotiated in conjunction with Ocean Safety’s Netherlands distributor Datema.
Each naval vessel, including auxiliary support vessels, supply ships and frigates, now carries two Jonbuoys, one on the port and one on the starboard side.
“The Royal Netherlands Navy wanted an alternative Man Overboard recovery device that could be used quickly and efficiently, and wasn’t too greedy on space,” explains Mark Hart of Ocean Safety. “The turning circle of a large ship, or the launching of a rescue craft can be time consuming, and waste valuable minutes, while the Jonbouy can instantly give support to a person in the water, and be quickly and easily brought back on deck.” Ocean Safety and Datema have given the Navy full training in the use of the Jonbuoy.The Jonbuoy was selected as the MOB system of choice after extensive and rigorous sea trials with competing products. Jonbuoy is registered with a NATO Stock Number (NSN).
Used extensively in the recreational and professional sailing and boating market the acceptance of the standard Jonbuoy into the Dutch Navy is a great testament to the quality of products manufactured by Ocean Safety Limited.