The IKAROS line thrower is used for casting a pilot line for cables and ropes in rescue operations at sea. It can be used between ships, from shore to ship or ship to shore, and for rescuing personnel.
The IKAROS line thrower is a robust device consisting of a waterproof plastic container with integral handle and trigger mechanism, a solid-fuel rocket and 300 meters of line. To activate it, the user removes a safety pin, holds the device steady and pulls the trigger.
The IKAROS line thrower is approved globally and meets the latest SOLAS 74/96 regulations.