Thread: Barrelman Hoist
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Old 25 December 2018, 12:55
DaveP DaveP is offline
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Originally Posted by Gray Rhyno View Post
We use it whenever we're raising or lowering a package that we don't want banged around; personnel in a stokes or sked, boxes of sensitive materials, etc. Having a man ride up with the package allows him to work it around obstacles and such. For people, when you're the one strapped to a backboard and in a stokes litter, there's a lot of comfort to be had with someone riding up with you.

No, I don't know why the term is called barrelman.
SOP for high-angle raise/lower, fending off the cliff-face. I always thought the name referenced stevedores riding the casks/load through sail rigging, deck hatches, etc.

Back in my lane.
DaveP
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