Stern launching ramp
Some modern patrol vessels are equipped with a stern launching ramp, for deploying smaller rescue or pursuit boats without requiring the parent ship to come to a halt, first. Typically the smaller craft are powered by water-jets, and can drive themselves up the ramp by their own power.
- "Austal patrol boats show their capabilities". Marine log. 2009-11-27. http://www.marinelog.com/DOCS/NEWSMMIX/2009nov00260.html. Retrieved 2011-12-02. "A stern launching ramp allows the safe deployment and retrieval of a rigid hull inflatable boat and dive operations are also supported via low-to-the-water platforms located aft." mirror