“OSCAR” (the international call signal for “man-overboard”) has been developed
to provide water rescue & recovery agencies with a life-like simulator that can
be deployed for extended periods of time in harsh and treacherous environments.
OSCAR is ideal for ice, flat water, swift water, flood, side-scan sonar, ROV body retrieval and man-overboard evolutions.
Oscar allows rescuers to observe & asses a “victim situation” prior to
performing rescue training operations. No other form of training victim is
capable of withstanding long periods in extreme conditions.
OSCAR can deployed as a man overboard, in swift water conditions, strainers,
low-head dams, partially and fully submerged vehicles and obstructions and in
and under cold water and ice.
Jointed at knees, waist, shoulders & neck.
Constructed & designed for extremely realistic rescue simulations.
When floating at chest level similar to a human, it provides realistic size and
weight to properly train rescue
for transitioning victim from the water to a rescue device or craft.
is manufactured from extremely tough
heavy duty vinyl
impact bladders with stainless steel hardware to withstand repetitive rescue
Bladders & hardware can easily be replaced if ever needed.
Withstands the harsh environments of salt water, rough handling & repeated use.
When emptied weighs just 35 lbs. and breaks down for easy transport & shelf
Available in 2 Models:
1) Rescue Mode: $699.00
Used for surface flat & swift water conditions
Inner lower (6) bladders are filled with water and weigh 180 lbs.
When filled & deployed, inner bladders will sink straight down with head and
2) Recovery Mode: $799.00
Used for underwater search & recovery evolutions.
All (9) bladders are filled with water and weigh 220 lbs.
When filled & deployed OSCAR sinks below the surface
with human-like flotation/buoyancy characteristics.
Quick Setup and
Before use, bladders are filled with fresh or salt water from a truck or deck
After training exercise, the bladders can be drained for transport and storage.
galvanized shackle allows easy lifting from the shoulder.
bolt & nut allow for OSCAR to be dismantled for easy storage.
Height: 6 feet.
Chest area width: 18 inches
Weight: 35 pounds empty; 180/220 pounds water-filled.
Heavy duty vinyl body parts
PVC fill/drain fittings
Stainless steel joints, galvanized lifting shackles.