The report attached, issued by the Marine Safety Forum,is a good example of why is is critical to use the right equipment for the job. I have seen this spring loaded release mechanism used at 2 separate training establishments running FRB courses.Training providers should use the right equipment,the minimum standard for FRB painters on Seismic vessels that I have worked on is 20mm diameter polypropylene line with G link fitted.It would be unfortunate had the crew installed the quick release,spring loaded mechanism on their vessel as that is what they had trained with on their FRB courses.

Safety Alert FRB Painter

Train One,Save many

Karl Bradbury