Mad Rock Should Be Put Out Of Business

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Aug 042009

Mad Rock's solution to dangerous on-load release hooks

Not that MAC has anything against Mad Rock, an innovative company with a great product that certainly enhances the chances of surviving a lifeboat drill, or indeed those other companies making devices to be fitted or retrofitted to davit-launched lifeboats to overcome the problems caused by poorly-designed on-load release systems. Such devices should be as obsolete as buttonhooks, gramophone needle sharpeners and whalebone corsets.

Unfortunately they are not obsolete, after nearly two dozen years of systems designed to merely ‘comply’ with regulations and become dangerous when they fail. But are things looking up?

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